Posts tagged "economic crisis"

Girl Talk: The Economic Crisis Has Turned My Man Into A House Husband

The economic crisis has made a housewife out of my husband. Once he wore crisp suits and attended glamorous industry functions; now he wears a gray hoodie with an old pair of jeans and considers walking to the post office an event. His underwear is visible through a rip in the crotch of his jea…
By: Lisa Giglio / May 14, 2010

15 Things We Wish The Recession Would Get Rid Of

The recession has been blamed for a ton of things, from an increase in sex work to a decrease in the fabulousness of Fashion Week (and pretty much everything in between). But, to its credit, the recession has also produced some very welcome casualties, like the imminent death of those awful…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 21, 2009

Economy Down, Egg Donation Up

How do you like your eggs? Donated! Hey, for a cool $5,000 during this recession, less periods sounds like a win-win kinda situation. And that’s why IVF donation clinics across the country claim their phones are ringing off the hook.
By: Simcha / July 7, 2009

What’s Been Your Recession Splurge?

We've already mentioned how sales of lipstick and home hair dye have been on the rise since the beginning of the recession, and now the Telegraph U.K. is reporting that "racy underwear" is selling at a record rate, too — at least in England.
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 6, 2009

Teen To Pay Taxes On Her Virginity

There's a follow-up to a story we told you about the other day. Alina Percea, the 18-year-old who auctioned her virginity to a wealthy Italian businessman for $13,600, may have to give 50% of her earnings to the government who say her act was "tantamount to prostitution." The Romanian-born teenager live…
By: Wendy Atterberry / May 22, 2009

Teen Auctions Her Virginity And Dishes The Deets

In case your first sexual experience wasn't awkward enough, Alina Percea, the 18-year-old who auctioned her virginity on a German website to help pay for college, is dishing all the details of her experience. Proving he's a real romantic, the 45-year-old Italian businessman whose $13,600 bid won the auction paid to fly…
By: Wendy Atterberry / May 20, 2009

Is Playboy Screwed?

If there's one thing we've learned during the recession, it's that sex still sells. Sex workers are pulling in the big bucks, the online porn business is booming, and the sex toy industry is thriving. The only person not reaping the rewards? Hugh Hefner. Playboy has hit a major slump, reporting a loss of $13.7…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 13, 2009

Vasectomies Are Selling Like Hot Cakes

The rich get richer and the poor get babies. Well, not anymore! These tough times aren’t gonna stop hardworking American men, just their sperm. According to CNN, the recession is responsible for a rise in the number of vasectomies and urologists are cashing in by sealing vas deferens!
By: Simcha / April 2, 2009

Recession Special: How To Sell Yourself In This Market

While the recession has screwed everyone, it’s really sticking it to a Romanian virgin. Grace Yataco, a Peruvian model, was offered 1.5 million for the chance to pluck her lady flower. Chaste Italian "Big Brother" star Rafaella Fico was offered 1.8 million dollars to be a whore on more than reality television. And here i…
By: Simcha / March 26, 2009

From Jobless To Topless: Women Strip to Stimulate The Economy

Turns out our turd economy is good for one thing: stripping. Applications to jobs in the adult entertainment industry have risen like adolescent boy schlongs in the last year. Today’s flashdancer could be a sad hottie simply downsized from her job at an imploding international investment bank… It’s better than an unemployment check. One night’…
By: Deborah Stein / March 23, 2009

Does Going Brunette Keep Women Employed?

Back in January we reported that new data suggested more women were dying their hair blonde during the recession. Catherine speculated that the added boost in confidence from going blonde might increase a woman's number of free drinks at a bar, something we can all appreciate during these lean economic times. But now a…
By: Wendy Atterberry / March 18, 2009

Penis Enlargement & The Economy: When Will Men Learn To Aim For Better, Not Bigger?

A recent essay on The Daily Beast asks, "Do Male Enhancement Pills Really Work?" My response -- who cares? Men clearly, but they shouldn't. As the economy tanks, men not only make up the majority of those who've been laid off, they also are more likely than women to not handle it very…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 16, 2009

Mind Of Man: He’s Laid Off, You’re Not, So What Now?

The Hobopocalyse continues unabated: the stock market is at its lowest in twelve years, unemployment is at its highest in decades, and nobody knows how bad it’s going to get. But the good news is, I didn’t have to pitchfork-fight mole people for canned food today. Your 401K might be tanking, but canned food will…
By: John DeVore / March 5, 2009

Study Confirms That As The Economy Bottoms Out, Curves Make A Comeback

In this economy, while men are worried about losing their jobs, they’re looking for something to hold onto. And that something is a big ol’ booty! Finally, this gray economic cloud officially has its silver lining, thanks to a recent study conducted at New York University. Their findings confirmed that when times are…
By: Simcha / March 2, 2009

Four Reasons Why Online Dating Is Recession Proof

On a daily basis, the average American is cutting back on expenses BIG time, especially when it comes to their social lives. Dinners at restaurants have been replaced by cooking at home, seeing movies in the theaters, at a whopping $12 a ticket seems excessive when you can wait until the film in on DVD,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 28, 2009

Sex Sells, Just Not As Much As It Used To

We all enjoy indulging in a guilty pleasure. It might be a drink after work, hitting the slot machines, or perhaps, if you feel Frisky-ish, renting a porn. But in tough economic times, the industries considered to be recession proof, like sex, gambling and alcohol, are feeling the pinch just like everyone else. People are…
By: Persia Ali / February 4, 2009

Recession Romance: 12 Ways To Save Money Together

In light of our strained economy, how can you keep your love life intact and still scale back on spending? Whether playing the field or in a couple, there are a number of free (or cheap) ways to mind your wallet without sacrificing your dating life. After all, a recession won’t keep you from finding…
By: Jessica Amason / January 21, 2009

Have You Given Up Champagne Toasts Because Of The Recession?

The Times reports that champagne sales are down this holiday season and not necessarily because people can’t afford the bubbly. Amid layoffs, foreclosures and other economic losses, as well as a shortage of the usual celebratory occasions like “mergers, closings, bonuses and office parties,” “People just don’t want to look extravagant today,” said…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 26, 2008

Will Recessionistas Budget For Botox?

The New York Times has an interesting story in today's Style section about how the recession and tanking economy will affect the cosmetic surgery and beauty industries. Will people, specifically women, start scrimping on beauty products and cut spending on Botox, boob jobs, pricey gym memberships, and fad diets? Indeed, a few indicator…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 18, 2008
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