What would you give up sex to have or do? According to a new survey, 43 percent of men would give up their sex lives in order to keep their jobs. (And in this economy, who can really blame them?)
The Daily Mail reported that online casino Roxy Palace surveyed 700 single and married men between the ages of 21 and 50. The poll asked men whether they would rather lose their "virility" or their career. This isn't the first time that a survey has posed a choice between sex and some other lifestyle essential -- in fact it happens pretty often.
Here's a roundup of all the things that science has told us we might choose over sex. Lucky for us, we don't actually have to make that decision.
Is there anything that you'd give up sex for?
LOOK: 7 Things Research Says People Will Choose Over Sex
A "Better" Body
A <em>SHAPE</em> and FitSugar survey from May found that 68 percent of women would give up sex for at least a month in exchange for a "perfect bikini body." Let's hope we never have to choose between body confidence and orgasms.
A survey released on June 18th, the iPhone's fifth birthday, showed just how addictive these gadgets are. Fifteen percent of participants said that they would rather <a href="http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2012/06/18/survey-15-would-rather-give-up-sex-than-their-iphone/" target="_hplink">give up sex than spend a weekend iPhone-free</a>.
A Good Night's Sleep
Sometimes you just need to seriously snooze. A May survey from The Better Sleep Council found that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/good-night-sleep_n_1525803.html" target="_hplink">12 percent of Americans polled</a> would give up sex for better sleep.
Apparently women really are that into social media. A survey <em>Cosmopolitan</em> conducted in October 2011 found that 20 percent of <a href="http://www.digitaltrends.com/social-media/20-percent-of-women-would-give-up-sex-for-facebook/" target="_hplink">women would rather give up sex for a week</a> than give up looking at their friends' recently posted photos.
Twenty-one percent of people would <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/20/internet-economy-infographic_n_1363592.html" target="_hplink">give up sex rather than give up Internet access</a> for a year, according to a March report from Boston Consulting Group.
In an August 2011 survey, 25 percent of college students said they'd <a href="http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/43912964/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/#.T9-soytYvqo" target="_hplink">give up sex for a year in order to stop lugging heavy books</a> around. Fortunately more text books than ever are digitized.
Their Favorite Food
Eating trumps sex. A February 2012 survey by <em>Bon Appetit</em> found that <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/12/survey-finds-75-would-giv_n_166406.html?1340058758" target="_hplink">75 percent of people would give up sex</a> for their favorite food.