Millionaires Are Having More Sex Than You (Or, Seriously the Most WTF Press Release I Have Ever Received: The Sequel)

The weird-o press release monster strikes again, this time with "facts" about the sex lives of millionaires. We call bullshit.
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3. Sexual satisfaction:

“While the men in our survey overwhelmingly claimed they were either “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their sex lives (77%), rich women (87%) claimed to “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their sex lives.”

Terrific. Good for you. I am also quite satisfied with my sex life, even though I am not a millionaire.

4. Superficiality;

Millionaire men apparently aren’t interested in finding a woman of equal financial status because they’re worried about gold diggers; they’re actually after someone who “appreciates the complexities of high finance” and “the discipline that’s required to build and sustain financial success.” Because clearly anyone who isn’t a millionaire has no idea about these kinds of things.

BUT, they also want someone who understands “the luxurious lifestyle that accompanies wealth.” So much for lack of superficiality.

Conclusion:

“The type of sexual success millionaires achieve is no mystery. Wealth is an aphrodisiac in every aspect; who wouldn’t want a partner who can take them to visit new worlds and new experiences? Money may not buy love, but it works wonders in the bedroom.”

Facepalm.

What really grinds my gears about this whole thing is that there’s absolutely no acknowledgement that there are not only other ways to live than the “luxurious lifestyle that accompanies wealth”—but even more importantly, that some people may not WANT that lifestyle. Or WANT to have all the sex in the universe. Or even care about how other people’s sex lives are different from their own. The bottom line is that when it comes to happy, healthy sex, there are no right or wrong ways to do it. If you want to have sex every day? Awesome! If you’re more of a once-a-month person? Fabulous! Everyone has their own likes, dislikes, wants, needs, and desires, so boiling the whole, complicated concept of sex down to the overly-simplistic view of “I’m better than you because I’m having more sex than you!” is just plain dumb. Even dumber is boiling it down to “I’m having more sex than you because I have more money than you!”

Part of me thinks I should email this PR person back and ask them to take me off their mailing list. However, I probably won’t, for the same reason that I haven’t unsubscribed from GOOP yet: For all its ridiculousness, and for all that it makes me steam every time I read one of them… it’s also HILARIOUS. Seriously. Also, just for the record, I don’t believe all millionaires are like this. Just like non-millionaires, I’m sure there are nice ones and not nice ones.

“Millionaires are having more sex, more often than non-millionaires.” Pshaw. PSHAW, I say!

Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.


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