Everyone knows that health and personal choices influence a person’s sex life. The better a person’s health, the more likely he or she will have a better sex drive. And the better choices that he or she makes — using protection, limiting sexual partners, etc — the less likely the person will endure negative sexual consequences, such as contracting an STD.
But what about the economy? Does it influence a person’s sex life? Believe it or not, Marina Adshade from Buzzfeed thinks that it plays a vital role in determining how sexually active a person is.
With extended unemployment benefits being cut for many Americans, this means many non-married people are not able to support themselves. For those who are in a relationship, it may be necessary or wise to move in with their partner. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau found that during the last recession, more people started moving in together, and 24 percent of them were new couples where the man had no job.
When the rich get richer, they lead more lavish lifestyles. The middle class tries to keep up. Added debt leads to couples working more, spending less time together and arguing over money. From 1990 to 2000, it was found that favorable tax changes for the wealthy correlated to a five percent increase in divorces. More people are then returning to dating and an increased number of sexual partners.
Everyone makes their own sexual decisions. But in some ways, the economy does affect the way we lead our lives, and this simply includes sex. Regardless of the money, though, it’s imperative that all sexual activity be carried out safely!