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The Internet Is Better Than Sex

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Because it’s Friday, and because I absolutely adore these kinds of silly polls, I thought I’d share with you Intel’s (s intc) findings that 46 percent of women would rather go without sex for two weeks than go without the Internet. Maybe some of  these women are married to the men among the 35 percent of people who would give up their spouse rather than their BlackBerry, so this preference for technology works for them.

Still, apparently just 30 percent of men would choose the web and its varied forms of entertainment over some real-life lovin’ for a two-week period. The goal of the Intel survey was to show how much the Internet means to people, even in a recession. But frankly, depending on the type of the relationship you have, two weeks of Internet access might be cheaper than keeping your sex life going. Plus, I do wonder how many women (and men) would choose the Internet over groceries, a roof over their heads or even health insurance — because in tight times, that’s what the $45 bucks a month for web access is really weighed against.

6 Responses to “The Internet Is Better Than Sex”

  1. The Internet is definitely important to me. I’m constantly checking my email, job hunting, or shopping online. Easier Internet access is just a natural progression to our tech savvy culture. Even companies, such as Portland-based Clear, ( are making it easier for users to stay connected when they’re not at home. Can you imagine a life without searching for hot spots? I think Obama’s plan for easier access is a great idea and can’t wait for the change.