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Economy Recession Sources


Updated May 14, 2014

It seems then that people are still enjoying having sex – they are just trying to cover all their bases by creating strong barriers to conception. And, when you stop to think about it for a moment, this may actually be a fun and pleasurable way to combat our slowing economy. Latex condoms, female condoms, spermicides and the sponge are all cheaper than a movie, and a monthly birth control pill pack, NuvaRing, or Ortho Evra patch all cost less than a romantic dinner (plus, sex is a bit more intimate than dinner and a movie, anyway).

What does this mean? It’s time to jump on the bandwagon and join the rest of America in this passionate and exciting new trend. It’s time to put some spice into your love life.

The possibilities are endless (and won’t break the bank). You don’t need to be an economist to figure out this simple math -- stay home, save money and have sex (just don’t make a baby).


American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) News Release. Bad Economy Blamed for Women Delaying Pregnancy and Annual Check-Up: New Gallup Survey Reveals Disturbing Trends. May 5, 2009.

Lino, Mark. Expenditures on Children by Families, 2007. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. Accessed: July 7, 2009. http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/CRC/crc2007.pdf

Sean Gregory. What Sells In A Recession: Canned Goods And Condoms. Consumer Research & Resource Centre. Accessed: July 7, 2009. http://www.crrc.org.my/crrc/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=127:what-sells-in-a-recession-canned-goods-and-condoms

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