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Use the Tax Code to boost your sex life

Birth control, Viagra, counseling and other items are all deductible.

By Jeff Schnepper Mar 12, 2010 12:07PM

You can use the Tax Code to improve your sex life.


No, it’s not going to get you a date, although the IRS rep at my latest audit was kind of cute. But it will get you going and improve your performance.

Let’s start with the easy stuff.  As a child of the ‘60s, I saw my sex life greatly improved by the discovery and dissemination of birth-control pills. Such prescription pills are legitimate, allowable medical deductions.


So, too, are those little blue pills that treat erectile dysfunction. If you have an erection that lasts more than four hours, your trip to the doctor is deductible at 16.5 cents per mile.


Medically prescribed sex therapy, including the use of surrogates where legal and appropriate, should also be allowed.

If you suffer gender identity disorder (GID), sex-reassignment surgery and hormone therapy have both been court-approved medical deductions.


Psychotherapy and professional counseling to improve your relationships are allowable deductions.


Equipment prescribed by your doctor to deal with a physical impairment is also deductible. That could include anything from vacuum pumps to adjustable beds.


Once our three kids were born, my wife, Barbara, closed down the production plant. Tube tying, whether done to a male or female, is an allowable medical deduction. Eliminating the fear of pregnancy should make it easier to enjoy your time alone with your partner.


Contact lenses, eyeglasses, false teeth, hearing aids and artificial limbs are all deductible. And they all make you much more attractive.


Overweight? The cost of a prescribed diet to the extent it exceeds the cost of a regular diet is allowable.


Unfortunately, purely cosmetic surgery is not allowable. That includes breast augmentation and even amounts paid to whiten teeth discolored as a result of age.


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