We've officially reached a new level of creepy virtual interconnectedness, folks. If a recent study by Intel is to be believed, our society is thisclose to trading good old-fashioned carnal pleasure for the sweet humming of our laptops. That's right—our daily google search sessions are officially (almost) as satisfying as sex.
According to the study, a whopping 46% of women said they'd rather give up sex for two weeks than their Internet connection. Men, believe it or not, weren't too far behind, scoring 30% in favor of the Internet. So it may be safe to venture that a solid 1 out of every 4 would rather wake up to a list of CNN news blurbs than sore and sweaty after a night of passion.
Interesting. Scary. But perhaps this will cut down on STIs?
The Internet has been slowly and steadily taking over our lives for awhile now, but who would've ever thought our favorite gossip blog would etch such an unapologetic groove in our daily comfort zones?
The Internet was also, not surprisingly, in the top position for most coveted extraneous expense. Eating out, shopping, cable television, and gym memberships were no match for the mighty world wide web. Of course, this just reinforced and green lighted the tech-heads' vision of pitching products by intel chips.
While I will never underestimate reading about the plummeting Dow, YouTubing all those "Put A Ring On It" Beyonce impersonators (don't act like you haven't), and the root and cause of all time wasted—Facebook, one last question remains:
Would that male 30% remain steady without Internet porn? Now that's the million dollar question.