Most of us have heard someone say that. And just like most things in life, it’s very subjective. What you might think is better than sex is likely making me think you suck in the sack. I mean really, if it’s good, there’s not much better than that brief shining moment of… aaahhh, or O as the case may be.
Well, it seems there are a lot of people out there who do not agree. So what do people think is better than sex? Many things apparently. A recent study of guests in China, India, the United Arab Emirates and the USA, by Le Meridien Hotels revealed a few interesting facts. Morning coffee or morning sex? A little over half said they want the caffeine. But the what-the-hell statistic was 78% of the respondents said they would give up alcohol, sex or social media for a YEAR to be guaranteed the coffee cup was never empty. A YEAR. Giving up the holy trinity for a continuous stream of coffee. I don’t get it, but I’m not a coffee drinker.
Another interesting thing people would prefer over sex is their cell phones. A 2011 survey for Time revealed 33% of the people questioned would rather give up sex for a week than give up their cell phone for a week. Now this I can understand. It’s only a week without sex. We’ve all had dry spells that lasted longer than that, but giving up the phone… I’m gonna have to think on that.
Another study revealed college aged men and women would rather get an “A,” or receive a compliment than have sex. Huh? And no, we’re not talking about being complimented on how you do sex. Clearly they have not been having great sex. How the hell does “Honey you are looking so good tonight” compare to that brief shining moment of… aaahhh, or O as the case may be.
But by far the most idiotic choice over sex has got to be, again from college kids. If they were given a choice between being celibate for a year or lugging around textbooks, 25% preferred to be celibate. As a woman who regularly carries a bag that could set off weight limits in an elevator, I say to these kids “Are you freakin’ kidding me?” A year without sex or lugging around a few extra pounds… the only thing that makes sense about those numbers is those kids weren’t getting laid anyway.
Now on any given night or day, of course there are things for which we would eagerly give up sex. A good night’s sleep, being one of them… for a day or night. But a lighter backpack or an “A” in psychology? All things considered, and I’ve even considered chocolate, I’ll take that brief shining moment of… aaahhh, or O as the case may be.
Then I’ll check my phone.