Is payday better than sex?

2011-03-19 17:59

Money is more important than sex – if you are in your 20s, that is.

In a recent survey, the young people of New Zealand said that getting a pay cheque at the end of the month was far more ­important than sex, ­winning a sport event or making friends.

And it seems South African youngsters share this view.

“If you have money, it is easy to get sex,” said 23-year-old Thabang Matome.

“It starts with payday, and ­after payday you get laid.”

Zanele Mchunu (25) agrees. “I love money more than sex ­because there is so much you can do with money, including getting sex,” she said.

For 21-year-old Kevin ­Majokane, it’s an easy choice: “I would without a doubt choose payday. Sex involves a few ­seconds of pleasure and then it is done, but money lasts you longer, so I would take payday any day.”

Sexologist Marlene ­Wasserman (Dr Eve) believes the reason that people in their 20s are choosing payday over sex may be a result of kids ­engaging in sex at a younger age, and boredom.

“The drive for success has overtaken the natural need for pleasure,” says Wasserman.

“This is capitalism at its finest as young people have come to value materialism more than they do sex.”

Local comedian Daniel ­Friedman (Deep Fried Man) has a different view.

“I think that sex will get you through times of no money more than money will get you through times of no sex,” he said.

He said payday provided people with enough money to go to fancy restaurants like Auberge Michel – and this made ­getting laid far more possible.

“Some people are so hideous that they can only have sex with paid professionals, in which case payday is probably the ­easiest time to get some action,” joked Friedman.

People who think payday is better than sex are probably ­doing it wrong, he said.

Previous Survivor SA celebrity edition winner and exotic ­dancer GiGi said that payday was more important than sex because you needed it to survive.

“Payday comes once a month and quickly goes, but it is a ­necessity, unlike sex, which is for pleasure.”

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