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Apples to Oranges: No Internet vs. No Sex?

A survey sponsored by chipmaker Intel reports that 49% of women would rather abstain from sex rather than pull their LAN cable for two weeks. Does this news shock anyone? The survey itself was called “Internet Reliance in Today’s Economy.” Intel has just proved what we already know: the internet has become a necessity for a lot of people. No email = zero work productivity. Comparing one thing that’s necessary for paying your bills to another that’s merely pleasurable (okay, very pleasurable, even) doesn’t tell us anything meaningful. Ask any question of the following form: “Would you rather make do without necessity A, or without pleasurable activity B,” and you’re likely to get similar results. Why not ask “Agree or Disagree: I would lose my job if I were cut off from the internet for two weeks.”

My annoyance here isn’t with the survey or its results, it’s with the fact that people consider this newsworthy. It says “sex!” Go with it! /eyeroll.

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2 Responses

  1. shaaakspsyco says:

    What low-lives!
    Sex anytime! All the time.
    To hell with the internet!

  2. miranda says:

    that is like when women say they don’t need love because they are completely satisfied with their vibrators. that doesn’t make any sense. most of what happens on the internet is unreal and cold. my internet is not keeping me warm at night. i agree with shaaakspsyco….sex anytime! all the time!

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