The Hidden Cost of Sex, Page 3

I was surprised by the number of comments at that said that if Sparrow didn’t want to pay that much, she “just shouldn’t have sex.” Never once in my life have I heard of a woman saying, “I’m celibate so I can save money.” Have you?

Good thing there were a number of smart cookies who underlined that any woman, even sexually active with only one man (like, say, her husband), faces these costs sooner or later.

  • Falcon Whitaker

    Plus you don’t need to be sexually active to end up with urinary and vaginal infections, so staying celibate ain’t gonna protect you from them!

    Although I do like the idea of claiming that I’m celibate to save cash. It amuses me.

  • Lindsey Hart

    I am actually planning on remaining celibate until marriage– both for moral and personal reasons. Stuff like this just help reinforce those beliefs in my mind. I sure as hell don’t have that kind of cash to spend on birth control, pregnancy tests, and the like. I also have enough stress in my life without having to worry about whether or not I remembered to take the pill. And yeah, I do realize that when I finally start having sex, I will have to worry about some of those things… but right now, staying a virgin seems a bit less stressful, and a LOT cheaper…

  • http://IWISH! Reese76

    I was in the Marine Corps and every time I got back from a Port Call or Liberty off the Ship the Navy Corpsman gave me a shot of penicillin and “swabbed my cannon”. STD tests really hurt sometimes. I finally gave up on leaving the Ship in a foreign port and got some other Marine or Sailor to pay me for standing their watch, it just wasn’t worth all the pain and effort to try and meet a girl and have sexual relations (notice how i avoided the term “hooking up”) with a woman.