Sex and Money

Some of you may be wondering why I blogged about money for two straight weeks in January. There are two reasons. First, in view of the current global financial crisis, it behooves everyone to fully understand the root cause of this crippling disaster (namely too much debt, and the problems of fractional reserve banking). Second, what are the two most important drivers of our society? Why, sex and money, of course!

Sex and money are intimately related. First, money is one of the chief ways of getting to sex. Think about how women are attracted to wealthy successful men. Think about how men attract women by showing off their fancy sports cars and going to posh expensive restaurants.

And, of course, in prostitution, money is used to buy sex.

Second, sex is one of the chief strategies of getting to money. Think of gold diggers and gigolos. Think of the sex trade industries. Think of how sex is used by the advertising industry to sell products.

Third, money is often at the root of marital/sexual problems. Money worries can cause stress and anxiety, which in turn can lead to sexual dysfunction. Money problems are often major stressors in marital relations. Statistically, we know that money issues are the #1 cause of divorce.

So money is an important topic when it comes to sex. And if we are to fix the current crisis, we need to understand money, how it works, how it is created, and how we got here.

(This opinion belongs solely to the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Good Sex Network.)