Is the Economy Good Your Sex Life? Or Bad? (People, Make Up Your Minds!)

Yahoo! Shine's Erin Flaherty is reporting that the recession is good for your sex life.  Dr. Gail Saltz is reporting on her iVillage blog that the recession is bad for your sex life.*

You do the math.

 Erin references the media:

"Apparently, gay-hookup website Manhunt saw its biggest numbers ever on the day of the Dow crash. Gawker, referred to it as 'depression sex' in a post called 'Just Got Laid Off, Now Looking to Get Laid,' and Nerve published an article about why the downturn has certain romantic upsides called '10 Reasons the Recession Will Rock Your Love Life'

Gail references her patients:

"I am hearing from quite a few men who are not only worried about their finances but--to add insult to injury--are also having difficulty maintaining an erection. It's bad enough to feel like you've failed in providing for your family, and it is awful to feel like a failure in bed on top of that. Sadly, many couples are simply not putting two and two together. They think it's a separate problem that is causing the impotence. So couples are wondering: 'Is our relationship in trouble? Is he no longer attracted to me?'"

If you're having more/better sex these days, is it because of the economy? Or just a coincidence? What if you're having less/worse sex?

Who's right?  Share your thoughts below.

Plus: Recession-proof your marriage.

*For the record, she initially titled her post "The Economy Isn't the Only Thing Going Down."  Out-of-character?  Yes.  Funny?  Yes.  But we were asked to change it to the more innocuous "How the Economy Affects Your Libido." 



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