Bartering sex for stuff or services

The woman in the article didn't even like the guy. All she wanted was the rainforest.
Originally Posted by Phoenix
I think a lot of arranged marriages are like this and those are pretty common still. I don't think the whole concept is ew. It's quite natural in my opinion. Okay maybe it's ew to me personally, kinda like how cooking is ew to me. But to each his/her own.

Last edited by Josephine; 08-26-2008 at 12:53 PM.
This really can't be compared to marriage.
Well, I mean it is her body, she didn't do anything illegal. I'll admit it's degrading when women resort to sex for things, but they were consenting adults. It's none of my business and it really doesn't bother me.
Dunno. Most people don't characterize casual sex as a barter arrangement. That's kinda odd and makes me wonder why she feels she needs to excuse it in this way.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Because it wasn't just casual sex. Casual sex is about the sex. But this was about getting into the rain forest (hmmm...sounds like a good metaphor). A form of prostitution.
Originally Posted by Phoenix


But yeah, I see what you're saying.

Putting on devil's advocate/cynic hat: Isn't all sex a form of prostitution, when it comes right down to it?
This really can't be compared to marriage.
Originally Posted by Phoenix
It's a difference of opinion. Many women marry for food and shelter and more, this arrangement is not exactly the same(the exchange of goods) but same concept.
Dunno. Most people don't characterize casual sex as a barter arrangement. That's kinda odd and makes me wonder why she feels she needs to excuse it in this way.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Because it wasn't just casual sex. Casual sex is about the sex. But this was about getting into the rain forest (hmmm...sounds like a good metaphor). A form of prostitution.
Originally Posted by Phoenix


But yeah, I see what you're saying.

Putting on devil's advocate/cynic hat: Isn't all sex a form of prostitution, when it comes right down to it?
Originally Posted by wild~hair
No, sex for enjoyment is not.
The woman in the article didn't even like the guy. All she wanted was the rainforest.
Originally Posted by Phoenix
I think a lot of arranged marriages are like this and those are pretty common still. I don't think the whole concept is ew. It's quite natural in my opinion. Okay maybe it's ew to me personally, kinda like how cooking is ew to me. But to each his/her own.
Originally Posted by Josephine
LOL

I don't care if she wants to screw some guy in the rainforest (sounds kinda hot), but I think she's dumb to have her name connected to this on CNN. It will be interesting when potential employers Google her...

No doubt. I can see me telling my friends about the hot jungle lovin', but then would die of embarrassment when the members of my church all read it online.
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I don't care if she wants to screw some guy in the rainforest (sounds kinda hot), but I think she's dumb to have her name connected to this on CNN. It will be interesting when potential employers Google her...
Originally Posted by iris427
LOL, doesn't it!
It's very possible that her name has been changed. I think journalists often do that at the source's request when it's something like this.

It's not an arrangement I would participate in, and I think it's a little weird to make it so clear it was a "barter" situation rather than just casual sex, but to each her own.
No, sex for enjoyment is not.
Originally Posted by Josephine
[Uh, that was a joke.]
No, sex for enjoyment is not.
Originally Posted by Josephine
[Uh, that was a joke.]
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Haha sorry, that one completely flew over me. Need sleep..
Well, lets hope she used some form of protection. And no matter what she says, it was casual sex that she thought was news worthy. Maybe she wanted her 15 minutes of fame and thought that's how she'd go about it?

Do employers really Google people? Plenty of people have the same name, so does that work making sure you've got the right person?
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I think they do Google people... If we Google our dates...
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Isn't all sex a form of prostitution, when it comes right down to it?
Originally Posted by wild~hair
only when your husband makes you call him Tiny and you dress up in red patent leather stilettos with crotchless underwear.


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I think they do Google people... If we Google our dates...
Originally Posted by Phoenix
Can't say I've ever heard of it happening here. And I no one I know has ever googled a date. Maybe it happens more on your side of the Atlantic.
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I barter with sex all the time! Just this morning I made all kinds of promises if my husband would get up with the baby!
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Seriously, what qualifies as "news worthy" nowadays. And who would even care about this?
Sometimes I think the craziness just curls out of my head..

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This scenario reminds of Pamela Anderson's most recent (now failed) marriage. She told the world (courtesy of the "Ellen" show): "I was paying off a gambling debt with sex, and we fell in love in the process. It's the most romantic thing in the world."

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