Money Over Sex? Survey Says Yes

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February 1, 2012 ‐ By

Times are hard and it turns out there are a lot of things Americans are willing to give up in exchange for having their bills paid and sex is one of them.

A small, hypothetical survey of 1,045 people by polling firm Toluna, on behalf of bill-paying company BillFloat, found 18 percent of Americans would give up sex for six months in exchange for having someone else pay their bills for just one month.

Another 26 percent of respondents would turn off the TV for a month if their bills were paid for them; 21 percent would give up digital devices and their cell phone, and 14 percent would go without Internet access.

On the other hand, there was one thing hardly anybody was willing to do for cash and that was gain weight. Only 9 percent would add 15 pounds of body weight in exchange for not having to pay their bills this month. Overall though, 52 percent said they’d rather suck it up, pay the bills, and keep the sex, TV, and Internet.

Where do you stand? Would you give up sex for 6 months to have your bills paid for a month? What about digital devices?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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  • http://soundcloud.com/kottikadotti Kotti ︻╦╤─ KaDotti ™ ©

    THIS IS ALL FALSE, WOMEN CAN NOT GO WITH OUT SEX, ESPECIALLY YOUNG WOMEN!
    THE ARTICLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE ABOUT HOW MANY WHO WILL HAVE SEX FOR MONEY AND THEN YOU WOULD HAVE A GOOD ARTICLE! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE PERCENTAGE ON THAT!

  • http://soundcloud.com/kottikadotti Kotti ︻╦╤─ KaDotti ™ ©

    THIS IS ALL FALSE, WOMEN CAN NOT GO WITH OUT SEX, ESPECIALLY YOUNG WOMEN!
    THE ARTICLE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MORE ABOUT HOW MANY WHO WILL HAVE SEX FOR MONEY AND THEN YOU WOULD HAVE A GOOD ARTICLE! I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE PERCENTAGE ON THAT!

  • Smacks_hoes

    Lol I’m a virgin so I’m not particularly concerned with sex at this point. I’ll take the money for 300 Alex

  • Smacks_hoes

    Lol I’m a virgin so I’m not particularly concerned with sex at this point. I’ll take the money for 300 Alex

  • Truth

    Would you give up sex for 6 months to have your bills paid for a month?

    A months worth of bills is NOT worth missing 6 months of sex! *Throws $1250 down on tha table and walks off.

  • Sugar_Spice

    I THINK I could give up sex for six months, the rest of the stuff TV, cell phone, etc. I know I could give up.

  • Jacey

    I HATE how my husband complains about bills so I will definitely go without sex to have the bills paid just to shut him up

  • Jyll02

    Easily I would give up sex for six months and I’m almost certain my boyfriend would agree for a month free of bills. It’s not like there are not other romantic things we could do instead. However we would be hard pressed to give up our electric devices.

  • Earthspirit

    Well since I’m celibate and I grew up in a time where we had to rely on whatever was around us (80′s baby), I say stack those chips! I can definitely live without sex..show me the money!

  • Michiswife

    I’d rather do the 6 months no sex, no internet, etc.  Stack my cash then have a lot of make up sex.  Ive gone a long time without sex before, it didnt kill me.  My husband will have to just deal with it….