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Between sex and money, which do you think is a greater motivating force in our society?

Asked by The_Compassionate_Heretic (14596points) May 22nd, 2009 from iPhone
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Fresh's avatar

I’m only 13

SuperMouse's avatar

I tend to think of money as the greater motivating force if for no other reason than most people believe that with enough money one can get sex.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

I also think that money is a greater motivating factor than sex. In America, money can buy you everything.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

For women, money. For men, sex.

Dog's avatar

It depends on which you have less of.

whatthefluther's avatar

We’re talking substantially different motivations one being biological and the other social. From an individual’s standpoint, @Dog, is right on. I’d like to think, from a personal standpoint, I offer a complete package encompassing both (but sorry, I can’t offer….sccrowell has already called dibs)

bluesky's avatar

I think money, I think people are so into material things they dont see the good in simple things anymore.

casheroo's avatar

Good answer, Dog.

I’ll go with money.

Dog's avatar

@bluesky welcome to Fluther!

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Money by a long shot. Sex is used as a tool all around us to gain revenue.

As a whole, money is easily the greater motivating force. But of course, individually, it varies.

Drawkward's avatar

Money over sex, because, money can buy you sex.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

I was in high school, in a car waiting for a friend to come out, to ride to some school function with us. The girl’s mom came out to say she would be ready in a few minutes. Our friend was really plain (homely) looking, and her mother was drop dead beauty pageant gorgeous. I remarked that our friend looked nothing like her mother.

The mom driving the car remarked, in her very best lady-like southern voice, “Honey, beautiful women often marry men for their money. Usually rich men aren’t handsome, and there’s no guarantee that children will look like their mother.”

SeventhSense's avatar

It almost makes it seem unnatural..

ratboy's avatar

I provide sex for money, in case you chose sex.

PandoraBoxx's avatar

@SeventhSense, it does seem a little calculating, doesn’t it?

justwannaknow's avatar

Sex for young men , money for old men. No one knows what women want.

writetovinay's avatar

@justwannaknow i like that “what women want” in ur answer..
i would choose money…

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

Money. The drive for money puts sex on the back burner until you get the money and then you want to celebrate by having lots of sex. I think that’s how it goes but it’s been awhile.

SeventhSense's avatar

And I disagree with the rich men not being handsome. I’m handsome and I’m…um….well never mind…ok maybe it is true

cak's avatar

I think money. If you have money, you can find ways to get sex. If you don’t have money and want money – find the right (or wrong, depending on the way you are looking at it) person and you can trade sex for money. It all seems to come back to money.

SeventhSense's avatar


whatthefluther's avatar

@cak…For me, somehow and for some reason, everything comes back to sex. I guess that is because, fortunately, money has never been an issue and I’m a…a…a…very sensual.

cak's avatar

@wtf me, too. Money, it comes and goes. Sex…a big and important part of my life! ;~)

FreddieMack's avatar

Go with money. You can never go wrong with money.

SeventhSense's avatar

How about a third option- Love.

wundayatta's avatar

I would have said sex a year ago. Now that I’m feeling better, it doesn’t seem so important. For me, sex is a symbol of love. It doesn’t happen without love (for me). So maybe money, which, I believe, is a stand-in for status, although it doesn’t measure status very accurately, is a greater motivator. Although, If I didn’t have any sex in my life, I’d certainly trade my intelligence to have it.

w2pow2's avatar

Money. cause then you can buy sex.

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