I keep bumping into that argument in my recent reading. First that study about orgasms and the guy's bank account. Then I came across this one in the Washington Post:
Take, for instance, some of the conversations initiated by Don, another member Security Fix contacted who asked not to have his full name printed. Don, a divorced, 73-year-old former physician from Denver, made no bones about the fact the he has used the site many times over the past year to find women who were willing to trade a few hundred dollars for a one-night stand, and his online conversations reflect that.
Don said he's well enough off in his retirement to live very comfortably and to purchase the companionship of a new lady friend whenever he feels the need. And he's rather pleased about the way the economy is going.
"I'll tell you what, with the economy the way it is, there are going to be a lot more women looking for extra work, and one of the easiest ways to find work if you're good-looking is sex," Don told Security Fix. "I think prostitution is going to be on the rise."
There's a golden lining to the recession! More women will be desperate enough to fuck this asshat! How I adore that optimism.
Don is not alone in thinking that he can finally score for less money. Alternet (Alternet!) posted a sex post recently with the message that sex is for men to enjoy and for women to work at:
2. You're going to see a lot more of it: Larry Flynt once said, "There are two kinds of people who oppose porn. Those who don't know what they're talking about and those who don't know what they're missing." Well, ain't nobody missing it anymore. It's everywhere. The mainstreaming of porn in art, fashion, and media is turning adult videos into a sort of Zen koan: No matter where you go, there it is.
3. You're going to be paying a lot less for it: Nobody's going to put call girls in a higher tax bracket this year. With a tanking economy, streetwalkers, pole dancers and gold diggers alike are going to have to give it up for less. So are the online dating sites, as they compete with free sites like Plentyoffish.com, Okcupid.com, and DateHookUp.com. It's like they've been working a corner for years and now some hussy's going to do the job for free. Oh, my.
You might blow a lot of things up for porn but it won't be your budget. You don't have to buy it anymore. Hell, you don't even have to rent it. You just have to point your browser to free sites like Youporn.com and xtube.com, where amateurs and pros upload unstoppable watchables. Offline piracy, illegal downloads and free video sharing sites are going to make dinosaurs out of adult video studios. If they don't figure out how to compete with "FREE" soon, their last movie is gonna be about their profits -- Gone With The Girdle.
Wherever did I get the idea that some of my Liberal brethren have trouble with sexism and such? *Scratches head.*