Category Archive : Sex

Sex and Love In Online Dating

You ever wonder what potential mates on your favorite dating sites were thinking when you reached out to them, or when they sent you a message? Well, it might have been a bit of this and that, and it’s likely that money crossed their mind.

Money matters in sex and love to both men and women, according to Marina Adshade, an economics professor at the University of British Columbia. She authored “Dollars & Sex,” and learned a bit about online dating in the process. She learned, though, that money played a bigger factor for women.

“Dating markets don’t have currency, so they depend on other mechanisms to operate, much like a barter system,” Adshade said. “It all depends on what you are bringing to the table. Some of those qualities might be age or attractiveness — and some are financial.”

Popular dating sites include search options for income levels. A Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization published study analyzed data from a popular Chinese online-dating website. Higher income male profile earned on average ten times the number of viewers.  Behavioral economist Dan Ariely found similar online-dating preferences.

“Men and women prefer high-income partners over low-income partners,” the authors wrote in the journal Quantitative Marketing and Economics. “This income preference is more pronounced for women.”

East coast financial planner Douglas Kobak says: “Someone’s income will almost always factor into the equation.”

He adds. “When you are becoming serious, you need to consider what your partner is bringing to the table besides love and a good time. The question becomes one about the potential to earn the income needed to build wealth and live a lifestyle you want.” It’s how you spend the money you make, ultimately, which might be most important.

“Money itself is not nearly as important as are money habits,” says Robert Braglia, a financial planner in New York.

Adshade recommends considering people from all income levels instead of “artificially reducing the size of your search sample.

“That is the biggest mistake.”

Sex Not Linked To Worse Sports Performance

Ronda Rousey said in 2012 she tries to have “as much sex as possible” before a big fight to boost her testosterone. Scientists are finding that she’s, at least, not wrong.

University of Florence, in Italy, recently published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, found no truth to pre-competition sex and worse athletic results. It determined any connection was anecdotal, and not scientific.

“In fact, unless [sex] takes place less than two hours before, the evidence actually suggests sexual activity may have a beneficial effect on sports performance,” lead author Laura Stefani says.

Rousey’s claims that sex boosts a woman’s testosterone might not be so wrong:  “there has been some research that’s found that,” says Sari Locker, Ph.D., a sex educator at Columbia University. But she reiterates that sex doesn’t cause much physical effect.

Nice People Have More Sex

Nice people get laid more.

A study found altruistic people are getting having more sex, especially men. That includes casual sex and long term relationships. The British Journal of Psychology, with a team led by Professor Steven Arnocky of Nipissing University, looked into the links between one’s sexual history and how nice they are.

‘This study is the first to show that altruism may translate into real mating success in Western population, that altruists have more mates than non-altruists,’ according to Professor Pat Barclay, of the University of Guelph, who worked on the study as well.

Professor Arnocky added: “It appears that altruism evolved in our species, in part, because it serves as a signal of other underlying desirable qualities, which helps individuals reproduced.”

Researchers interviews 800 people about their relationships and how often they helped others through charity, blood donation, helping strangers cross the street, donating winnings and helping classmates, and other things.

Altruism increased men’s chances at finding sex more than women’s. Both genders look for altruism in their partner. Men who hunt and share meat, according to food sharing studies, enjoy greater reproductive success.

Another study asked 524 college students about their sexual history and a question designed to test altruism. The question was: “if you won $100 would you donate it all to charity, keep all of it, or give some to charity and keep some.”

People who donated some or all of the money reported more casual sex partners, more sex partners in the last year and more sex partners in their lifetime.

‘Given the importance we place on attractiveness, resources and intelligence, it would be worthwhile to explore how individuals ‘trade-off’ altruism against other desirable qualities,’ Professor Arnocky said.

Sex Goes On Sale In Brazil Ahead Of Olympics

Rio de Janeiro prostitutes have put their sex on sale ahead of the  2016 Olympics, which are just one month away.

Sex workers located in the city’s well-known Vila Mimosa district are offering 30 minutes for 40 reals ($12 USD) – a 48% discount from 75 reals ($22.50) – for visitors to the Olympics games. A thirty minute threesome is advertised at 40 reals per girl – $12 USD each.

The discounts come after a disappointing World Cup in Rio for sex workers there, when an anticipated surge in John’s never came to fruition.

“We were all expecting so much from the World Cup, but no one turned up,” one woman told The Daily Mail. Another sex worker told the paper that prostitutes were offering deals “like a supermarket.”

Fearing a World Cup repeat, prostitutes have produced leaflets in English offering the discounts. The leaflet is reportedly targeted at Olympic athletes, who reportedly have no trouble finding sex at the games – the Rio Olympics organizers are giving each athlete 84 condoms.

The oldest prostitution zone in Rio de Janeiro, Villa Mimosa is home to dozens of bars and nightclubs, as well as a marketplace. Brazil’s struggling economy has affected Brazilians across the country. Experiencing the worst recession in a century, the women of Villa Mimosa fear a failed Olympics.

One woman told The Daily Mail:  ‘We were all expecting so much from the World Cup, because everyone told us demand would be huge. We all thought we’d make a fortune. ‘We put big TV screens in the road for the men to watch football, we put on barbeques, and Brazilian music parties.”

The month long World Cup tournament, which came to Rio in 2014, drew approximately a million foreign visitors to Brazil. Despite hosting the World Cup, the nation’s Gross Domestic Product dropped by 3.7% that year.

The economic conditions in the country have turned excitement for the games into anxiety. Although the country will pay approximately $20 billion to host the games, it will  only bring in $4.5 million in revenue. Olympic cities usually lose money.

Marijuana & Sex Parties Play Little Role In Australia Election

The sex and marijuana parties have not played much role in the controversy surrounding the Australian federal election, which could  could result in a hung Australian parliament.

The sex party, a civil liberties focused party bore out of a lobby group, as well as the Hemp party, which seeks to legalize cannabis in all Australian states, each collected 0.65% of the vote by Monday morning in Australia. The two parties formed an alliance and are running a “joint ticket” in all Australian states except New South Wales and Victoria. Read More

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