Is there anything better than sex? What other things can take priority over having sex with the one you love? Well, according to science, a lot of things really.
A recent study revealed what is triggering “not tonight, honey” excuses from both men and women. Here are the top 10 things people would rather do than get busy:
1. Eat Bacon
Yes, Bacon, specifically. What’s the food men and women can both agree is better than sex? Whether in a Bloody Mary, inside a chocolate bar or right next to your scrambled eggs, bacon takes the cake (which is probably also filled with bacon) on the pleasure scale, according to a survey conducted by Maple Leaf Foods Inc. When given the choice between bacon and sex, 43 percent of Canadians went with the crispy meat. As for Americans? We think the majority of the US would agree.
2. Use Their Smartphone
Texting is bliss! In our digital era, it’s no surprise we’re all addicted to our smartphones. Heck, 44 percent of us are sleeping with them. But even more than having a small panic attack when we get the 20 percent low battery notification and don’t have our charger nearby, our iPhone is more important to us than an orgasm. When asked to rank what they can’t live without, US adults revealed they favor their smartphones over sex in a survey by Harris Interactive. Maybe we really are dating our mobile devices.
A good night’s sleep is very important for our well-being and our relationship. But for women specifically, catching zzz’s are more valuable than sexy time. According to the Better Sleep Council, almost 80 percent of women admitted they would rather get some sleep than get intimate. Sorry guys, but maybe she’s dreaming of you during her slumber.
Keep food out of the bedroom. In a recent study by TODAY and Match.com, 1 in 3 singles said they would choose food over sex if they had to pick. Another study revealed that about half would skip sex for chocolate, followed by cheese (39 percent).
5. Drink Hot Chocolate
According to a study by Cadbury, 70 percent of of Irish women admit to prefering hot chocolate to sex. Sometimes the sweet stuff just hits the spot better. Bad news for Irish dudes on cold winter days.
6. Watch Soccer
A survey from online sex toy retailer Bondara revealed that 40 percent of British men would choose watching an afternoon soccer match over getting it on. And, it’s even worse for the ladies dating Queens Park Rangers fans — 57 percent of their guys choose their team over sex. I guess I won’t be filiing out a profile for DateBritishGuys.com anytime soon. They really love their team — like a lot.
According to an infographic from JimmyJane, a surprising 41 percent of women say they enjoy self-pleasure over having actual sex. No official word from the guys, but many men enjoy solo sex too.
8. Catch Up On Paperwork
In the NOW TV study, women admitted they’d prefer to catch up on paperwork than have a passionate night in bed with their partner. That one’s gotta hurt guys.
9. Read A Book
Maybe they were in the middle of an erotic novel when they took the survey, but women from the NOW TV study ranked reading a book over having sex. For their husbands’ sake, we hope the house is filled with chocolate, bacon and a plasma TV.
10. Watch Big Screen TV
If a man has a couch potato, there’s a good chance his bacon, egg and cheese is keeping him out of the bedroom, but there’s another thing, too. A survey from the UK shows half of men would rather watch a TV than having sex. A 50-inch Plasma TV, to be exact.
What do you consider better than sex? Tell us in the comments below.