A survey of 2,119 adult Internet users, commissioned for Intel by Harris Interactive, found that 95 percent of the respondents finds it at least somewhat important to have devices that that allow them to get online. Around 65 percent said they can't live without Internet access, and a shocking 46 percent of all women said they would choose the Internet over sex for two weeks:
Almost half (46 percent) of all women said that they would choose the Internet over sex for two weeks. Broken down, the numbers are even more scary for the male side of the population: 49 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 34 would rather have the Internet than some tender lovin', and 52 percent between age 35 and 44 felt the same way. It looks like the numbers only go down in the upper age groups, who don't tend to spend as much time on the Internet in the first place.
Men have trouble resisting the succubus that is the online world either, but in lower numbers (30 percent overall). 39 percent of men between the ages of 18 and 34 said they would sacrifice sex for the Internet for two weeks, while a mere 23 percent of those between 35 and 44 said so.
Sex wasn't the only thing people ranked below Internet access in Intel's survey, though. Cable TV subscriptions, dining out, shopping for clothes, and gym memberships all lose out to the Internet when push comes to shove. In fact, TV seemed to be one of the most expendable of the non-people-related options, with 58 percent of all adults (male and female) saying they would rather give up TV for two weeks than live without Internet for even a single week.