SAD: 33% Of Americans Would Rather Give Up Sex Than The Internet

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Americans Choose The Internet Over Sex

What does this say about your society?

The choice is easy for some, but difficult for others. In an age where the internet rules our daily lives, our choices are very telling about where our priorities lie: in the arms of intimacy and pleasure, or the arms of cat videos and countless GIFs.

According to a 2015 survey conducted by HighSpeedInternet.com, 1,000 Americans were asked if they'd rather give up sex or the internet for six whole months. One-third of Americans responded that they would rather give up physical intimacy than the internet.

The researchers also found that between men and women, women would rather surf the internet than have sex, whereas men can live without the internet for six months. 

Furthermore, the survey found one more interesting, yet not surprising piece of data: Almost half of Millennials, aged between 18 and 24, would rather give up sex than the internet. Meanwhile, older respondents are perfectly fine without the internet.

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So what does this mean? Well, it can mean that mom and dad are possibly getting more action than their teenager or young adult. 

But it also clearly shows the difference in priorities between the two generations. The previous generation relied on themselves when it came to building relationships. The new generation relies on the internet for everything, from information, to social interactions, and even intimacy (in the form of porn and internet chat rooms).