Actual title, Survival Sex during Spicy Times
A man came home from work to see his wife frantically packing her bags. Clearly, she was trying to leave before he came home.
"Whatchya doing?" he asked.
"I am leaving you" she replied.
It was really not a big surprise. Things had not been smooth during Covid.
"Where are you going?" he asked as he spied her plane boarding pass.
"Los Vegas" she said as she continued packing.
"Why Vegas. Got another man lined up?" he asked.
"Nope. Going there because prostitution is legal and it pays $100 piecework." she said.
Without a word the man pulled out his suitcase and started packing.
"Where are YOU going?" she demanded.
"Vegas" he replied.
"Why?" she asked.
"I gotta see with my own eyes a place in America where you can live on $300 a year."
OK, it is a joke but it illustrates that "Supply" can be very flexible and can be perverse. The woman is getting way more than $100 in-kind per intimate act in her current setting. In Vegas she would be getting less and would consequently have to produce more.
There are two rates for sex in third-world countries. There is the full-retail price paid by tourists and then there is the rate for locals.
According to my niece who visited the Dominican Republic twenty years ago, the going rate for sex for locals in the barrios around the tourist joints was half a bag of stale hamburger buns.
This is not to bang on Dominican Republic. I doubt that there are any substantial differences in between any of the third-world countries.
A typical case is an emaciated woman with an infant and a toddler. The one door of her shack cannot be secured. A john wanting sex shows up. The john worked in a kitchen at a resort and he picked up an open bag with four, stale hamburger buns as he left. A friend (or two) might hear him rutting and join him. Consent is consent. Policing is non-existent. It is what it is.
We had a "temp" worker in one of our auto factories. She was fired because everyplace she worked in the plant experienced disruption.
Her supervisor told her that the process was to give her an exit interview before tossing her in the street.
She asked if it could happen after lunch because she had three "dates" lined up in the parking lot for the 24 minute lunch break.
I asked Eddie, the man who was sharing that information with me "How is that even possible. It is a five minute walk from anywhere in the plant to the parking lot. That means three tricks in about fifteen minutes?"
Eddie said "What she do, she doan take off no clothes."
Use your imagination.
|She will get much skinnier if she expects to survive by selling her body.|
Slightly exaggerating here, but every man between the age of 15-and-40 is capable of, and desires sex twice a day and every female between the ages of 12-and-65 can crank-out a job every 10 minutes for a sum-total of 42 per 8 hour day with an hour for breaks.
Twice as many suppliers as consumers, each one capable of cranking out twenty times more "product" than each consumer demands suggests a potential over-supply of 40X.
That does not bode well for the producers' pricing power. Once the supply exceeds the base demand by even a tiny percent, the prices will fall off a cliff.
Sex will be so pervasive in Spicy Times that it will be the thirteenth donut in the Baker's dozen. It will be tossed in to sweeten the deal.
A gifted seamstress will command prices that are many times higher than the best blow-job in the world. Spicy Times will be hard on clothing especially since so much of what is in closets is not suitable for hard work.
In the Dominican Republic, the hungriest babies were the ones living in the shacks the furthest way from the resort kitchens. Johns would not walk an extra fifty steps if they could have their needs met closer.
We consider "women having agency over their bodies and partners" to be a fundamental fact-of-life. Women have no agency in environments without robust policing. The average working man has three times the upper-body strength of a typical woman. Even the most skilled at martial arts will fail when confronted with multiple aggressors in a confined space.