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Apparently the sex business is getting a huge boost from the government shutdown. The site has seen a 50% boost in signups since the start of the shutdown, which is interesting since usually October is a slow month for them. Other sites are seeing similar growth.

But before you think all this growth is from horny bureaucrats with too much free time on their hands, think again. The PR manager for one of the sites reveals the real reason:

Half of the new members are single moms, so we’re thinking that it’s tied directly to the government shutdown, since programs like WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children), that help more than 9 million moms, have been stalled. It would make no sense for growth otherwise.

That’s right. Once again money (or the lack thereof) is the root of all evil. Well, that and (ironically) conservatives, whose actions brought on the shutdown. I wonder what social conservatives think about that!