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1 In 5 Women Choose Facebook Over Sex

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October 19th, 2011

When posed the question, "what would you rather live without for one full week: sex or Facebook...", one might believe that it is a simple answer.  Turns out that 1 in 5 woman might not agree with what you think the answer might be.

The women's magazine, Cosmopolitan,  polled 2,000 readers about what they would be willing to give up for seven days; sex, television, their computer, texting and, of course, Facebook.  While 20 percent of the responses claimed that they preferred keeping Facebook rather than sex, it was also shown that 57 percent and 50 percent refused to give up their computer or cell phone for intimate relations.  I guess that we do live in a generation where technology rules.

This particular scenario has been asked multiple times recently as earlier this month, TeleNav claimed that 1 out of 3 respondents would prefer to go without sex than their mobile phone, and the vast majority of this number were women.  This is a little more understandable considering that 2 out of 3 respondents also stated that they sleep with their smart phone next to them.  Being disconnected with the world and technology is one thing, but giving up sex and intimate relationships before Farmville, posting on friends walls or updated your status is something totally different.

What can be the cause of this?  Well, scientists have found that Facebook and other online interactions can release a hormone that is also released during orgasm which often gives people the feeling of falling in love and simulate the love making experience.  After that finding, it doesn't seem so shocking that one in five women would go without sex for a week if they had to choose between a hot date versus status updates.  Guaranteed satisfaction.  This also begs the questions if whether theses women are single or already in a committed relationship.  How often are they actually having intimate relationships with the opposite sex?  If it's something that only happens once a week, for them, it may be worth it.

On the other hand, maybe this is a sign us guys need to get their act together if social media and women's online relationships are more important and than them having the real thing.  Who knows, but I'm sure that this isn't then end of this type of research.


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