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Goodbye Sex, Hello TV

A UK-based survey released yesterday by Reuters states that 47 percent of 2,000 men surveyed would give up sex for six months in order to get a 50-inch plasma TV. To give you a little perspective, the other options besides sex were chocolate and cigarettes, both of which were only willing to be sacrificed by one quarter of those surveyed.

This information was polled by an electronics retailer so I'm sure they were more than pleased with the results, but I couldn't help but be a bit surprised. It's one thing to not have sex for six months, it's another thing to consciously give it up so ladies, I have to know, would any of you actually give up sex for six months to get a TV, or anything else for that matter?

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Jacinthe Jacinthe 8 years
Hell no! I might try, but I'm sure I'd fail horribly. I get antsy after a couple of days! Haha.
Meike Meike 8 years
For a substantial amount money and if my love agreed to it, yes. Question, though... does self-sex not apply? If so, then sure. Lol.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 8 years
My BFs parents bought a plasma for christmas....so...Id just ask them. ;)
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
if i was single yea...but noooooooooooooooooo...and just a tv?? a million maybe, maybe not...6 months???? no!!!!!
pink-elephant pink-elephant 8 years
I'm still a little confused on this...I'd like to see all the statistics on this thing.
Nina_79 Nina_79 8 years
Maybe they were not having much or any sex to begin with so it wasn't much of a sacrifice?!
kikidawn kikidawn 8 years
I looked up the price of a 50" online and you can get one through bestbuy.com for only $1500! Giving up sex for half a year for $1500!! OMG What ... really?
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I wonder how many of the men they polled were getting laid regularly? I bet not many of them. So if you are abstaining already (even if it's involuntary), why not get a 50" plasma TV as a bonus? I wouldn't read into this too much.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I wonder how many of the men they polled were getting laid regularly? I bet not many of them. So if you are abstaining already (even if it's involuntary), why not get a 50" plasma TV as a bonus?I wouldn't read into this too much.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 8 years
I can't really think of anything I'd give up sex for 6 months for... materialistically, that is. If I had to for my love, I would.
kgtg1 kgtg1 8 years
Yeah, I just bought a 50 inch plasma, and it wasn't THAT expensive. I'd give it up for 6 months for a substantial amount of money, but not for the price of a TV.
Jeny Jeny 8 years
How would you even tell if they weren't having sex? Would you have a camera following them 24/7? I like sex, I would buy my damn self a tv and continue on my merry way!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
That is crazy! I could never do that! 6 months is half a year! Half a year without sex! No way jose!
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 8 years
hahaha! MEN....so typical. that's fuckin hilarious.
clareberrys clareberrys 8 years
yeah if it were at least a million dollars or a free prolonged vacation to somewhere amazing i think i would do it!!!
thewriter thewriter 8 years
I don't believe it. Perhaps they thought their answer would improve there chances of winning something. Get real!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I'm with the money!
kia kia 8 years
I would like to think we could abstain for six months for something really major... a TV is not in that category. However we abstained for three weeks before the wedding and it was HARD!
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 8 years
oh yeah, and if my boyfriend agreed to, like, not even look at me for 6 months..thats they only way it would be possible.
CoMMember13630786602261 CoMMember13630786602261 8 years
wait..did I read that totally wrong or did that say that men would be more willing to give up sex than chocolate or cigs? I find that hard to believe! But to answer the question...no I dont think I could do that. Not unless it was for a large sum of money.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
Hmmm...maybe for a substantial amount of money or a free trip to somewhere exotic! ;)
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