The Recession and Sex

November 22, 2011 in Daily Bulletin

Salon recently provided an overview of several theories about the effect that the recession has had on sex. Key points of the article include:

  • The popularity of sex related items has gone up since the start of the recession.
  • Some have suggested that this is because sex is a cheap form of entertainment in difficult times.
  • Evolutionary psychology on the other hand suggests that it is because during a recession individuals feel that there is a greater likelihood of death and so people are programmed to try to pass on their genes as soon as possible.
  • Others argue that the rise in popularity for items such as condoms is primarily due to the fact that couples do not want to have children in times of economic uncertainty.

To find out Salon’s answer to the question of whether or not infidelity and sex increase during a recession click here.