Would You Give Up Sex To Get Out Of Debt?
You might get a little hot and bothered by the idea of doing it on a bed of Benjamins, Bonny and Clyde-style. But in reality, thinking about money probably does more harm than good to your psyche in the sack.
As it turns out, bills can be such a pain in the ass that a lot of us would give up sex if it meant being debt-free.
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According to a new survey by MyBankTracker, almost half of Americans would ditch all forms of intimacy for an entire year to get out of debt.
The company polled over a thousand people and found that 45 percent (the majority of whom were women) said they’d give up all forms of physical affection from their partner to kiss their debt goodbye. That means: no sex. No foreplay. No kissing. No handholding. No hugs.
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The older the survey taker, the more likely they were to go for this idea: Fifty-four percent of those 65 and up would trade sex for debt forgiveness any day.
But the survey went even further. Twenty percent of Americans said they’d be OK with cutting off all human contact, not just physical contact, to alleviate their loans. Damn. No word on whether they’d be allowed a Wilson-esque companion in this Castaway scenario.
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According to the survey, the indebted are also willing to try some pretty crazy stuff to get out of paying off their debts—19 percent said they’d go as far as to swim with sharks. Another 15 percent said they’d sign up to walk naked through Times Square every day for an entire year.
Clearly, people will do just about anything to ditch their debt. But until you can actually squash debt via sex strike, just remember that doing the dirty is free.