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A third of Americans willing to give up sex for a week rather than their phone

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A third of Americans willing to give up sex for a week rather than their phone
Life's full of pleasures: starting from candy and coffee, and ending up with your personal relationship and sex, all those seem to fade when compared with one little gadget – the omnipresent cell phone. A survey by TeleNav sampled 514 Americans (254 males and 260 females), and arrived at some interesting conclusions.

It wasn't just among smartphone users, but no doubt they were more attached to their devices than those owning feature phones. Actually, 40% of the iPhone users sampled would give up their toothbrush for a week rather than their phone. iPhone users were also brand-loyal when it comes to their personal life with 83% considering fellow iPhone users would be their best romantic match. 
A third of Americans willing to give up sex for a week rather than their phone
The differences between iOS, Android and BlackBerry were well outlined in the survey with Android and 'Berry users likely to spend less on apps, but also less regularly checking their phones.

But surprisingly a third of all respondents felt more prepared to quit their sex life for a week rather than go phoneless. 70% of those were women, TeleNav clarified, though. Luckily, having a cell phone might mean that you live healthier as if it all boiled down to alcohol or cell phone usage for a week, an overwhelming 70% majority would go without alcohol.

Funny enough, another sacrifice that a fifth of the sampled were willing to do is go shoeless for a week rather than phoneless. Is there something that made/would make you go phoneless for a week? Feel free to share in the comments below.

source: TeleNav via Mashable

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posted on 04 Aug 2011, 03:39 8

1. Mr. Right (unregistered)


Women can always use the vibrate on their phone........guys u kno wat im talkin bout :)

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 04:43 6

2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


not even steve jobs can replace sex ;)

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 05:31

3. toottoot (unregistered)


have sex with their phones?....

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 05:42 8

4. Downtime24g (Posts: 4; Member since: 04 Aug 2011)


those 33% are married... lol

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 08:08 5

5. Married Guy (unregistered)


If you've been married for a while, you're probably already giving up sex for week(s) at a time anyway...

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 08:13 4

6. Married Guy Too (unregistered)


or months hah.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 10:08 1

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


no way, if your married you would always choose sex!! lol. if you have already done a dry stint, why would you volunteer for another? lol.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 08:16 4

7. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well... I've already been given this choice in the past, more or less. I chose the sex. Nothing on your screen is more fascinating than the woman or man you love beside you in bed.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 08:21 2

8. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


I F**kn agree with you how many iDiots are quitting sex 2 spend with their iPhones?

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 15:23

16. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Really? iDiots quitting sex for iPhone, really? Really? Really? Really?

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 15:23

17. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


For once, I actually agree with something Sniggles has said.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 17:46 1

18. Sniggly (Posts: 6697; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


That's because for once you don't have your head up your ass. ;)

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 20:52

19. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Touche

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 08:44

9. snowgator (Posts: 3188; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


"But surprisingly a third of all respondents felt more prepared to quit their sex life for a week rather than go phoneless. 70% of those were women, TeleNav clarified, though." Well, duh. I am surprised it wasn't closer to 90%. Cannot believe 30% of those were men. I would take a sledgehammer to every electronic item in the house if I thought It would turn the wife on. :-p

Wonder what the survey results would be if they asked how many people were on their cell phones DURING sex?

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 10:43

11. FAW-Q (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


That's because that Third of Americans doesn't get any Action to begin with! Why won't they give up their phones? ...Porn

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 10:45

12. FAW-Q (Posts: 63; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


Now there's the other question, "Would that same Third of Americans give up their phones to have sex with someone?" I'm sure you all know the answer.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:03

13. jroc74 (Posts: 4720; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


This just proves some folks are out of their damn minds!!!!

I'm an American ....and I damn sure wouldnt have been in that 1/3...

Given the choice? You have to be crazy to choose phone over sex.

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:38

14. biggles (Posts: 212; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


Hell, if asked the question, I'm putting myself in an ideal situation. Would I put down my cell phone for a week to rail that T-Mobile chick on the right side of the webpage? Let's see, where's the off button....

posted on 04 Aug 2011, 11:43

15. gallitoking (Posts: 4682; Member since: 17 May 2011)


This take the phrase.." there is an app for that" to a whole different level

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