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Woman's Perfect Day Consists Of Little Work, Lots Of Play, Says Study (Share Yours!)

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Sex, love ... and a little work. The idea of a "perfect day" is somewhat vague, but research published in the Journal of Economic Psychology claims to have discovered the ideal waking hours of the average woman -- and they consist of a whole lot more play than anything else.

Dr. Christian Kroll of Jacobs University in Germany and Dr. Sebastian Pokutta of the Georgia Institute of Technology, sought to find out how people related to everyday experiences. The researchers interviewed 909 employed women of various ages (the average age of participants was 38) and ethnic backgrounds about how they spent their time on a typical day. The also asked each woman how positive or negative they felt about each activity they engaged in. From this data, Kroll and Pokutta created a "perfect" 16-hour day, taking into account pleasurability of each activity as well as utility. "Our research asks what a perfect day would look like if we take into account the crucial fact that even the most pleasurable activities are usually less enjoyable the longer they last and the more often we do them," wrote the researchers.

The study findings suggest that the average woman's ideal day involves:

106

minutes of sexual intimacy

82

minutes of socializing

78

minutes of relaxation

75

minutes of eating

73

minutes of prayer and/or meditation

68

minutes of exercise

57

minutes of phone time

56

minutes of shopping

55

minutes of watching TV

50

minutes of food preparation

48

minutes of computer time

47

minutes of housework

46

minutes of childcare

46

minutes of napping

36

minutes of work

33

minutes of commuting

So... women would choose sex over work? No real surprise there.

When it comes to spending time with the people in their lives, the researchers found that women preferred to spend the largest amount of time with their friends and the second biggest chunk of time with relatives (including their spouses and children).

What does your "perfect day" look like? Would it mirror the ideal 16 hours that these researchers put together, prioritizing sex and hanging out with friends over work and sleep? Tweet your answer @HuffPostWomen with the hashtag #idealday or Instagram a photo that says it all @HuffPostWomen using #idealday. We'll feature your answers here.

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