Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sex and chocolates part 2

Good morning everyone! Back in September I posted an article regarding the relationship of sex and chocolates. At the time I wondered whether the two were substitutes or complements. Substitutes are goods that can be used interchangeably, like Pepsi or Coke, and complements are goods that are used simultaneously, like DVD and DVD players.

An anecdotal partial solution to my question was provided by a trio of 13 year old teens who robbed a Wisconsin Walgreens pharmacy. The teens went after condoms and candy most probably because they were shelved together. The teens threatened the attendant at knife point.
Is it possible that condom and candy usage changes with age? Can they be substitutes or complements based on adolescence or adulthood?

Candy for thought.

Have a great day!


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