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

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.  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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19 Comments

1. Mr. Right unregistered

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

2. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

not even steve jobs can replace sex ;)

3. toottoot unregistered

have sex with their phones?....

4. Downtime24g

Posts: 24; Member since: Aug 04, 2011

those 33% are married... lol

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...

6. Married Guy Too unregistered

or months hah.

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

7. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

8. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

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

16. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

17. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

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

18. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

19. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Touche

9. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 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?

11. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 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

12. FAW-Q

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 29, 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.

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

14. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 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....

15. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

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

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