Friday, 21 Sep, 2007 Technology

Most people would live without sex but not without Internet


According to a survey most Americans cannot live without going to the net for more than a week, preferring web surfing to friends and sex.

In a survey conducted by JWT advertising agency 1,011 Americans had to answer how long they can do without Internet. As much as 15 percent said that they would feel good no more than a day or less without Internet, 21 percent could do no more than a couple of days, 19 percent of participants said that few days would be enough. Only one third of respondents said that they could live without Internet for a week.

Most people said they would feel restless, bored and isolated from the world and their close people. Almost half of all respondents said that mobile phones and Internet has become essential part of their lives and they would be anxious without going to the Internet.

As much as 28 percent of people said they spent more time on the net than communicating with their peers and friends. And 20 percent of respondents said they had less sex because they spent that time on the Internet.

Among all other activities, Internet surfing took the leading place, followed by mobile phone use, while such activities as TV watching , communicating with friends, reading newspapers and sex has become less important.

Ann Mack, director of trend spotting at JWT said that with the increased demand for technology, people now urge for hand-held devices to stay connected with the world whenever they are.

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50 votes

//15 Jul 04, 2010 04:59 PM | posted by: rehan
madar chod gandu bosdika
49 votes

//14 May 21, 2010 03:18 PM | posted by: optimist [InfoTOT]
most ppl who use the virtual world of internet are insecure of doing those things in reality, so they just connect to the internet. Many of those ppl using social networking sites are not as happy as they pose on their wall. The real happiness is to hangout with a real friend with lots of gossips and laugh.
40 votes

//13 May 21, 2010 03:09 PM | posted by: qazibasit
all those who cant live without internet are either loosers or are incapable of doing things in real, thats why they connect to internet and try those virtual things to please them. Most ppl who use social networking sites are not happy with their lives and try to pose as if they are happy, a computer is used to help us in computing things, not just sending packets of hi and hello.
49 votes

//12 Mar 01, 2010 07:45 AM | posted by: Paul
I'd take the internet over sex any day
54 votes

//11 Jan 07, 2010 09:41 PM | posted by: phil nguyen
I agree!

50 votes

//10 May 25, 2009 01:38 AM | posted by: kudude63 [InfoBIG]
lolz! cool
53 votes

//9 Jun 21, 2008 09:47 AM | posted by: phatrsamon [InfoTOT]
i agree to that at all. cheers!
43 votes

//8 Jun 21, 2008 08:53 AM | posted by: phatsamon thailand
sure am i.
Sometimes after having sex, it's destroyed and harmful my heart. may be i think too much just like sex seems the love. but now i know its different. thanks for this topic, it's real for me. cheers,
57 votes

//7 Jan 11, 2008 02:31 AM | posted by: jason
It would be nice to see the details of a study like this. The percentages are unusually high compared to other Internet usage studies, indicating that this study may have been limited to a specific group of people, such as student at a major university.
51 votes

//6 Jan 09, 2008 02:39 PM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
IMHO, Internet is a desease by itself. If you look closely at it, it's already taken control of many aspects of our life, and mainly exchange of information, i.e. communication. Many people are so used to communicating via various messaging services, like ICQ, that they've lost the ability to communicate offline and this DOES play a tremendous role in their subsequent lives, including their sexual lives. I guess this topic is much greater than a comment thread, so I think I'll stop here.

@ rksinghmadhepura
thanks for the IAD info. interesting to know. I think I have it :)
44 votes

//5 Jan 09, 2008 09:39 AM | posted by: rjlopez
i agree to that!
53 votes

//4 Jan 05, 2008 06:20 PM | posted by: rksinghmadhepura [InfoKID]
Most of them are suffering from IAD(Internet Addiction Disorder),a disease,the term was coined by a New York city psychiatrist which is more like an out-of-control behaviors affects badly normal human life.
36 votes

//3 Oct 20, 2007 03:36 PM | posted by: john
can u phone me
44 votes

//2 Sep 23, 2007 07:39 AM | posted by: Krakoo
i live with both. at once.
47 votes

//1 Sep 21, 2007 07:28 PM | posted by: alcotrazz [InfoMANIAC]
no way!

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