Reading a new Laurell K. Hamilton book. I'm not so enamored with her new obsession with sex since it seems to have taken over everything that she writes. It's like a chocolate cake with frosting-- a little frosting goes a long way.
But there is an intriguing bit where the princess is negotiating with the goblins for time and support, and one of the negotiating points is sex with her. It's taken completely in stride within the context of the political structure of that world, but it actually brought me out of the story.
I was just thinking whether sex is something that could be negotiated for in daily life. It could be like barter. Want your car fixed? A nice sexy evening with some body lotion and a nice crème rinse. A vacation in Europe? A week for a week. A collector's edition CD of This is Spinal Tap? A handjob in the stockroom.
It would certainly make contract negotiations more fun. Getting a raise would be a completely different experience.
And really, if good sex were more freely available, wouldn't we all be a little happier?
You'd never really have to worry about money again, unless you were a really bad lay-- so it would provide incentive to become really good at sex. Hell, you could even pursue a career that you liked, instead of having to wage-slave yourself out just to make ends meet.
Self-confidence would improve. People would be healthier and happier.
You know, I'm liking this idea more and more.
Maybe I should start accepting sexual favors as payment for my services. Sure, the movement won't get really rolling until enough people decide to make it happen, but eventually it can become the new currency that you can never lose. No government could ever control what you were worth, money would eventually become obsolete, and personal wealth would become a thing of the past.
So if you are an artist or a free-thinking individual who believes in trade and barter, I encourage you to start accepting sex as currency.
Do your part to help make the world a better place.