Monday, August 25, 2008

Trading sex for services. . .isn't that like marriage?

Posted By on Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:52 PM

I was just reading an article on CNN.com about bartering sex for service and "stuff."

Here's part of it:

While she was studying in Brazil during college, the one thing Stephanie Gerson longed to do before leaving was spend time in the thick of the Amazon rain forest. Unfortunately, she couldn't find a tour that would take her past the forest's edge.

So, when a college-aged busboy at a resort she was visiting began flirting with her, she asked him if he thought a tourist could survive alone in the jungle.

"He laughed and told me I was nuts," says Gerson, 27, who works part-time in online marketing for a chocolate company in San Francisco.

Then he told her that he'd grown up in the jungle in a nearby indigenous community. That was all Gerson needed to hear. Although she wasn't attracted to the guy, Gerson flirted right back in the hopes that he would be her jungle tour guide. It worked. The busboy wormed his way out of work, and the two headed into the rain forest.

"It was amazing," Gerson says of her adventure in 2000. "We built our homes out of palm leaves, I saw animals I'd never seen before, he taught me the medicinal properties of all the plants, we picked fruit off the trees, we swam with and ate piranhas. And, of course, we had sex ... for almost two weeks."

The full story

The comments underneath the story called Gerson everything from a whore to a prostitute. But let's be honest, if you're in a relationship--most of what you do is to get sex. Women cook dinner for their significant others because they want to get broke off. That man is painting the room in his mother-in-law's house because he wants some good-good head. What happened when that man gave his fiancee a three carat diamond engagement ring? I'm willing to bet he was throughly fucked that evening.

Mostly everything we do, we want sex because we did it. So, trading sex for services isn't such a far-fetched idea. Most of us are doing it anyway.

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