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Economy of sex: supply and demand?

If you know anything about economics, you are familiar with supply and demand. It means something of value is desired and in demand. Then supply is how much the market can offer said desired/demand.

It doesn’t sound all that romantic but many consider dating, sex, and marriage as part of the “sexual economy” and apparently sex is a cheap commodity.

I recently read an article that said society puts a price tag on sex. We may or may not realize it, but we participate in it. Interestingly enough, with so many casual hook ups, friends with benefits, it’s complicated type of “situations” – we somehow have a twist on supply and demand in the sex market. Sex is easy to get and individuals aren’t always looking to exchange it for marriage or relationships.

Now, is this a good thing or a bad thing? Does it depend on what you want?

If you don’t like the current climate of the sex market, what do you do?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

516 comments Add your comment

Simple Man

June 29th, 2011
8:24 am

Opening the Blog door and turning on the lights….

This should be interesting….

MC Hammock

June 29th, 2011
8:27 am

*Yaaaawwwn….morning everyone. I am now the proud owner of a mack daddy recliner. No man’s home is complete without one. I might just start sleeping in it…lol

G’morning, Simple!

Simple Man

June 29th, 2011
8:31 am

Morning MCH,

Glad to see you have gotten to know the joys of a Kick ass recliner… All you neede to do now is put it in front of a 60 inch LCD with surround sound…LOL

Ark2011

June 29th, 2011
8:33 am

Depends on each person I guess. Some want it more than others, more often than others and varying levels of fetishes. What is one person’s fodder is another person’s poison. Simply put, sex sells and is pervasive in the media, print and Web. It sells and there is a never ending demand for it. Just ask each person what their wants/needs are and you will get a wide range of answers. But sex, sexyness, sensuality and eroticism ARE in high demand, whether it is casual, dating and marriage (or so it’s supposed to be in marriage).

MC Hammock

June 29th, 2011
8:34 am

Simple, in my move, I had to leave behind a 49″ Plasma (it wasn’t mine) and go back to a 42″ regular TV (the dinosaur). It works, but you can bet yo azz that the HD TV is next on the purchasing list.

MC Hammock

June 29th, 2011
8:49 am

Dang….office internet went down for a few minutes….had to reboot the system….

Ark2011

June 29th, 2011
8:51 am

In the past few years in my experience, fetishes has really taken over. It’s not just about the old fashioned, in and out any more. You have to be pretty diverse and risque to really stand out in a man’s/woman’s sexual diary. It seems like it takes “more” to accomplish the same goal of 15 years ago.

What is this?

June 29th, 2011
8:55 am

I don’t understand what this article is evening asking and when I read the blog everyone is talking about sitting in their living room and watching tv. Now I will wait for some blogger to trash what I just wrote, wow this is cool and glad I looked at this !!!

Lana

June 29th, 2011
8:58 am

Ark2011, I agree with you and it’s not all bad. In fact, it’s very good. Diversity and Open Mindedness are good for keeping it fresh and exciting. I hate falling into a rut of it being the same routine session. Even different locations and role playing (even if it’s not extreme) just add some hot sauce. I love hot sauce, personally.

MCH, I hear you had quite a day, yesterday. I hope you and Wifey have a great evening.

MC Hammock

June 29th, 2011
9:01 am

@Lana, all I did was just ask Wifey for a drink or two and meet up. It’s not like we are heading to Cabo. I do need to change it for tonight, if she’s able. I had a business dinner with some clients get set up for tomorrow evening. Hope she doesn’t mind.

One Love

June 29th, 2011
9:07 am

Into the Light

June 29th, 2011
9:07 am

Good morning, all.

Congrats on the beginnings of the man-cave, MCH.

On topic: “Sex is easy to get and individuals aren’t always looking to exchange it for marriage or relationships.” I’m not looking to “exchange” it; for me, relationship first, then intimacy if the relationship reaches that level.

Lana

June 29th, 2011
9:08 am

I’m sure she will accomedate you. Best of luck to you two. Make sure we get a detailed report the day after.

Mr_NYC

June 29th, 2011
9:09 am

Good morning all
Now that it has been commoditized (I just made that up) I’m sure there are folks looking for deals, steals, and two-fers.

Big Un

June 29th, 2011
9:14 am

Sex, by itself is pretty easy to get. Good sex is a lot harder to get. Having good sex in a relationship is fantastic. Having good sex within a marriage after the first few years is well nigh impossible.

Into the Light

June 29th, 2011
9:20 am

LOL@Mr_NYC. You looking for a Groupon?

Wifey

June 29th, 2011
9:26 am

Good morning blog! How are we today?

Mr_NYC

June 29th, 2011
9:32 am

Hey ITL, that would be too funny. I’m sure some folks have tried to figure that one out. I’m thnking more of a doorbuster sale, extra specials for the first 5 customers before 7am.

abc

June 29th, 2011
9:34 am

Ya kiddin. I mean really.

Celisea

June 29th, 2011
9:36 am

Morning,

No comments really…don’t really get this one. I mean I get it but I don’t get it. Get it? :)

MC Hammock

June 29th, 2011
9:38 am

Hey Wifey. Listen, I had a business dinner get scheduled yesterday. What are the chances that we could meet tonight, same place, same time?

Pootie

June 29th, 2011
9:39 am

I’m hungry.

Wifey

June 29th, 2011
9:41 am

No problem. It actually works out well for me. 8:00, right?

Wifey

June 29th, 2011
9:42 am

Great. See you there tonight. I’ll look for the redhead in the bar area…lol

abc

June 29th, 2011
9:45 am

That’s a bit disturbing. MC Hammock and Wifey are the same person? Man. I gotta stop visiting this stupid blog.

Into the Light

June 29th, 2011
9:45 am

Doorbuster sale! Now THAT’S funny!

Into the Light

June 29th, 2011
9:46 am

…..and cue the crickets…..

Celisea

June 29th, 2011
9:55 am

abc – You aren’t crazy. Wifey and MC Hammock had an open hookup yesterday and scheduled to meet tomorrow night. Because he’s got a couple of other things going on, tomorrow’s plan will conflict. Soooo, he’s asking if they can change things around a bit and make it tonight.

Celisea

June 29th, 2011
9:57 am

abc – Wifey is separated with a pending divorce and MC Hammock recently (in the last 7 days) moved out and going for a new start. So they’re going give it a spin. We’re not sure this is a “love connection” but we’re certain, from a “physical” realm things might pop off….that is if he looks like Vince Gill and she’s smokin’

Inspector Gadget

June 29th, 2011
9:58 am

abc is right, MCH and Wifey are the same person. He made his mistake with his 9:41 and 9:42 post, he forgot to change his names.

Celisea

June 29th, 2011
9:58 am

Nooooo….say it ain’t so!!!! Let me go back and read…I didn’t read up.

Into the Light

June 29th, 2011
9:59 am

@Cel, I think abc is referring to the back-to-back posts from Wifey, one of which looks like a response from MCH.

@abc, I wouldn’t be too quick to judge. The blog has been known to do crazy things, posting wise.

well duh

June 29th, 2011
9:59 am

MC Hammock and Wifey are the same person? Man. I gotta stop visiting this stupid blog.

so get the hell on then

Celisea

June 29th, 2011
10:00 am

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL……….OMG…………SAY IT AIN’T SO….. Sort of sad actually that you have to play the imposter when really there’s not a need….we don’t even know each other. Po thang!!!

Sassy Me :-)

June 29th, 2011
10:02 am

:shock:

Harpo?!…who dis here woman?

Celisea

June 29th, 2011
10:06 am

Shenanigans I tell ya

TenderRoni

June 29th, 2011
10:06 am

cool busted!…lol

kimmie

June 29th, 2011
10:07 am

Morning All!

:shock:

OOOOHHHHH

:lol:

Don’t have anything to add about the topic. I’ll wait until it changes.

TenderRoni

June 29th, 2011
10:08 am

Has anyone heard or saw the show..United States of Tara? this blog reminds me of this show.

Inspector Gadget

June 29th, 2011
10:09 am

Would have very interesting if UGA showed up.

Go Gadget Go!

Celisea

June 29th, 2011
10:10 am

LOLOL @ Inspector Gadget…glad you saw that. I didn’t even go back up to read. Yeah UGA man is probably the 3rd leg in that one man show. Blog Monologue

Into the Light

June 29th, 2011
10:11 am

abc

June 29th, 2011
10:11 am

Craziness. I speculate that many of the characters that show up here play against themselves in a sad and desperate attempt to get attention. From conversations on a low rent blog like this. Tellin ya, it’s like a looney bin. What worthwhile exchange of ideas can take place among sociopaths? THAT should be the topic of the day.

Celisea

June 29th, 2011
10:12 am

And not to beat a dead horse but now that I think about it….the Vince Gill comment between him and Wifey and then the “welcome my brother” comment to UGA…ha ha ha ha ha

Inspector Gadget

June 29th, 2011
10:12 am

In reality there are only 3 real people on the blog, we just all have many alias’!

MCH, you ain’t got to lie to kick it!

Celisea

June 29th, 2011
10:13 am

What worthwhile exchange of ideas can take place among sociopaths? THAT should be the topic of the day.

LOLOLOLOLOL…..cut it out abc……LOLOLOLOLOL C’mon now you’re taking it too serious. It’s a dang blog

Into the Light

June 29th, 2011
10:13 am

I’m just wondering what the motivation would be to do something like that? Like you said earlier, Cel, we don’t know each other…..

Celisea

June 29th, 2011
10:13 am

LOLOLOLOL…I’m still laughing….bwah ha ha ha

Spanky

June 29th, 2011
10:14 am

Ladies, it’s simple. I buy dinner, we do it. I buy you a gift, we do it. I open a door for you, we do it. The only time we don’t do it…haven’t figured that out yet. I’ll get back to ya…after we do it.

kimmie

June 29th, 2011
10:14 am