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Would Women Rather Sleep or Have Sex?

Childless Women: A Good Night's Sleep or a Good Night of Sex?

Today a headline on the Daily Mail article reads "Sex? Most Women Would Rather Have a Good Sleep, Says a Mother in a Confession That Will Strike a Chord With Millions." Let's forget how ridiculously long the headline is and ask this: does it mean "most women" or "most mothers?"

Though it attributes the statement to a mother, I imagine many people read "Sex? Most Women Would Rather Have a Good Sleep" and move on. Once you read the article, you realize all evidence is purely anecdotal and from mothers who make statements like "I still enjoy sex (when convinced to have it)," and "It is one of life's ironies that children murder the very process that conceived them in the first place."

I don't blame these moms — I'd say it's universally accepted that sex after kids is difficult — and I'm not even dissing the article, which talks to several women struggling with low libidos. My problem is the headline stating "most women," because it perpetuates the women-are-frigid stereotype.

So let's do our own unscientific study. If you're childless, would you prefer a good night's sleep or a good night of sex?

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cchica121 cchica121 6 years
If I can't have a good night of sex then I'll take a good night of sleep.
cherrypop cherrypop 6 years
It largely depends on whether I have to get up early the next morning for school. If not, I'd go with sex.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
For me, sex usually leads to a good night of sleep.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
I've sacrificed sleep for much less pleasant things (like cleaning the house), so I would definitely do the same for sex.
bengalspice bengalspice 6 years
I think it's dependent on how easy it is to fall asleep. Some women just can't fall asleep easily, and having a romp actually makes it harder to fall asleep.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
It depends on what's going on the next day. If I have to be up at 5am, I need to sleep. If I have a free morning, then I'll go with sex.
amber512 amber512 6 years
I'm childless, and this isn't even a thinker. I choose sleep! I love my husband to death but a great night of sleep just doesn't happen for me. If I could get a a full night without waking up once, I'd be in heaven!
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Can I change my answer? :P I don't sleep well normally so the thought of a good night's sleep sounds great, but now that I think about it, sex gets my vote. I guess it depends on my mood.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 6 years
Ha! I'd give up a good night's sleep for a feisty romp. That says a lot, because I truly love my sleep & can't function very long without adequate sleep. But, it looks like I'm not alone... :D
danakscully64 danakscully64 6 years
Sleep. I can't function without it.
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