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Men Willing to Give up Sex for a 50in TV

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 6 years ago | from the tough-choices dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 139

Active Seti writes "The NY Times reports that nearly half of British men surveyed would give up sex for six months in return for a 50-inch plasma TV. The firm found 47 percent of men would give up sex for half a year, compared to just over a third of women. 'It seems that size really does matter more for men than women,' the firm said. The survey also said a quarter of people would give up smoking, with roughly the same proportion willing to give up chocolate which could make buying a plasma TV a good alternative to programs for smoking cessation or weight loss. Of course the survey should be taken with a grain of salt since it was carried out for a firm selling televisions."

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Sounds crazy until... (5, Funny)

Hatta (162192) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384558)

You realize they'd be giving up sex with a British housewife. I can see how the TV would be more appealing.

Re:Sounds crazy until... (2, Funny)

spun (1352) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384656)

There's some nice looking Brits, contrary to popular opinion. The more important point is that they would be giving up British sex. From what I hear, it's not nearly as good as regular sex. :-P

Re:Sounds crazy until... (5, Funny)

my $anity 0 (917519) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384706)

No, don't you get it?
If you have sex in Britain, you have sex in REAL LIFE.

Re:Sounds crazy until... (0)

PhrostyMcByte (589271) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385578)

Does Britannia count? Might be more appropriate here.

Re:Sounds crazy until... (0)

Aaron5367 (1049126) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387820)

No, don't you get it? If you have sex in Britain, you have sex in REAL LIFE. By this 'sex in real life' you are implying masturbation, right?

Re:Sounds crazy until... (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386124)

The more important point is that they would be giving up British sex. From what I hear, it's not nearly as good as regular sex. :-P

Oh.

Well, the thing is, if we send Canucks and French on a lend-lease program to the UK, I'm sure they'd be willing to show British women how much more fun it is to have sex if you don't do it British style ...

Reminds me of the film Love, Actually, where the Brit goes to the US to get laid, since his accent is "cute" there.

Re:Sounds crazy until... (1)

schon (31600) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387068)

if we send Canucks and French on a lend-lease program to the UK, I'm sure they'd be willing to show British women how much more fun it is to have sex if you don't do it British style
I think you're misinterpreting the results.

British women like sex just fine - it's the men that don't - at least not enough to give it up for a bigscreen TV.

Re:Sounds crazy until... (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387174)

that was why I was suggesting we send Canadian and French men to help out the British women.

Re:Sounds crazy until... (5, Funny)

Molochi (555357) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386920)

Harry Blackitt: Look at them, bloody Catholics, filling the bloody world up with bloody people they can't afford to bloody feed.
Mrs. Blackitt: What are we dear?
Harry Blackitt: Protestant, and fiercely proud of it.
Mrs. Blackitt: Hmm. Well, why do they have so many children?
Harry Blackitt: Because... every time they have sexual intercourse, they have to have a baby.
Mrs. Blackitt: But it's the same with us, Harry.
Harry Blackitt: What do you mean?
Mrs. Blackitt: Well, I mean, we've got two children, and we've had sexual intercourse twice.
Harry Blackitt: That's not the point. We could have it any time we wanted.
Mrs. Blackitt: Really?
Harry Blackitt: Oh, yes, and, what's more, because we don't believe in all that Papist claptrap, we can take precautions.
Mrs. Blackitt: What, you mean... lock the door?
Harry Blackitt: No, no. I mean, because we are members of the Protestant Reformed Church, which successfully challenged the autocratic power of the Papacy in the mid-sixteenth century, we can wear little rubber devices to prevent issue.
Mrs. Blackitt: What d'you mean?
Harry Blackitt: I could, if I wanted, have sexual intercourse with you...
Mrs. Blackitt: Oh, yes, Harry.
Harry Blackitt: ...and, by wearing a rubber sheath over my old feller, I could insure... that, when I came off, you would not be impregnated.
Mrs. Blackitt: Ooh.
Harry Blackitt: That's what being a Protestant's all about. That's why it's the church for me. That's why it's the church for anyone who respects the individual and the individual's right to decide for him or herself. When Martin Luther nailed his protest up to the church door in fifteen-seventeen, he may not have realised the full significance of what he was doing, but four hundred years later, thanks to him, my dear, I can wear whatever I want on my John Thomas...
[sniff]
Harry Blackitt: ... and, Protestantism doesn't stop at the simple condom. Oh, no. I can wear French Ticklers if I want.
Mrs. Blackitt: You what?
Harry Blackitt: French Ticklers. Black Mambos. Crocodile Ribs. Sheaths that are designed not only to protect, but also to enhance the stimulation of sexual congress.
Mrs. Blackitt: Have you got one?
Harry Blackitt: Have I got one? Uh, well, no, but I can go down the road any time I want and walk into Harry's and hold my head up high and say in a loud, steady voice, 'Harry, I want you to sell me a condom. In fact, today, I think I'll have a French Tickler, for I am a Protestant.'
Mrs. Blackitt: Well, why don't you?
Harry Blackitt: But they - Well, they cannot, 'cause their church never made the great leap out of the Middle Ages and the domination of alien Episcopal supremacy.

Re:Sounds crazy until... (5, Funny)

tristian_was_here (865394) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384940)

You realize they'd be giving up sex with a British housewife. I can see how the TV would be more appealing.
I think most men on this website would give up something they have never had so thats about 80% of em' (all calculations made with Excel).

Re:Sounds crazy until... (2, Insightful)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386082)

You realize they'd be giving up sex with a British housewife. I can see how the TV would be more appealing.
Depends; does the woman they're giving up sex with look like the young one or the old one on Are You Being Served?

Re:Sounds crazy until... (5, Funny)

Dahan (130247) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386894)

Depends; does the woman they're giving up sex with look like the young one or the old one on Are You Being Served?
I, for one, would be delighted to keep an eye on Mrs. Slocombe's pussy.

Re:Sounds crazy until... (4, Funny)

jollyreaper (513215) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387184)

Depends; does the woman they're giving up sex with look like the young one or the old one on Are You Being Served?
I, for one, would be delighted to keep an eye on Mrs. Slocombe's pussy.
Do give it up, Mr. Humphries. Nobody believes you.

Re:Sounds crazy until... (2, Insightful)

Zantetsuken (935350) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386234)

You realize they'd be giving up sex with a British housewife. I can see how the TV would be more appealing.

You realize they'd be giving up sex with a British housewife. Not to mention that being over 40, they only get it once every 4 months anyway - whats an extra 2 months, especially when its that British housewife? I can see how the TV would be more appealing.
There, fixed that for ya...

So what. (3, Interesting)

SYSS Mouse (694626) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384574)

I am still a virgin. I will give undoubtfully give up six for 6 months for a 50in TV.

Re:So what. (5, Funny)

ccguy (1116865) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384644)

I think giving up 6 months of TV for sex makes more sense to you :-)

Re:So what. (4, Funny)

nizo (81281) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385440)

Sadly I just realized that if I got a tv for every 6 months of no sex, I could quit my day job and open my own tv store.

Re:So what. (2, Funny)

adam.dorsey (957024) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387056)

And I will be your greatest competition.

En garde, sir!

Re:So what. (1)

kalirion (728907) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387104)

If every slashdotter could get a TV for every 6 months of no sex, you'd quickly be out of business.

You need an order from my... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22387220)

...warehouse? Plus my container ships are expected any time soon!

Re:So what. (1)

phalse phace (454635) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387988)

And finally move out of your parents basement.

Re:So what. (1, Informative)

iamacat (583406) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385974)

Nope, if the GP truly wanted sex, he would be able to get it with much less sacrifice than giving up TV for 6 months. Just come to a local bar with a dance floor and ask to dance with every women there in turn. Be liberal but not necessarily tasteless with your selection criteria - there are some decent looking 40 year olds that should be Ok for short term. Pick one that is moderately drunk and start taking slight and then slowly increasing liberties while dancing. If you can get to some good rubbing and petting without her backing off, offer to buy drinks until she is fairly high. Then ask to escort her home, to your place if it's nearby or book a mid-range hotel room. Make sure to carry some condoms and the rest is history. Drinks and hotel room for one night should cost considerably less than a 50" TV. You looks and conversation skills don't matter that much.

Oh, you mean you are looking for true love? Sorry, that's much tougher and likely to take longer than 6 months.

Re:So what. (1)

Brett Johnson (649584) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386216)

You sir, are a cad.

Re:So what. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22388148)

Be liberal but not necessarily tasteless

Name one liberal who's not!

Re:So what. (1)

dgatwood (11270) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387290)

And then there's the way that I read the article title.... "Men willing to give up sex for a 50 in. TV" to me reads "Men willing to have sex in exchange for a 50 in. TV."

And, of course, my reaction was, "Well, duh. Most men will have sex for free. Throw in a TV to sweeten the deal and it's almost a given."

Re:So what. (-1, Offtopic)

zerosix (962914) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384814)

Masturbation is self-defloration.

Re:So what. (1)

greedyturtle (968401) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385184)

What if you were actually going to get laid in the next 6 months?

Re:So what. (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386652)

What's wrong with you? Mice mate often! And you're a virgin? :)

Re:So what. (1)

Garridan (597129) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386860)

Maybe he uses a laptop, and is content with his trackpad, so has never had an opportunity with a mouse? I, for one, use a trackball, and I would never think to mate with it. I think I'll have to think twice before sitting down to a friend's computer from now on... thanks a lot.

Re:So what. (1)

Monsuco (998964) | more than 6 years ago | (#22388046)

I am still a virgin.
Your on slashdot, thus this is implied.

A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (5, Funny)

The One and Only (691315) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384588)

I think I speak for nearly everyone here when I say I've given up sex for far longer than six months, and didn't even get a TV out of the deal.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22384716)

> I think I speak for nearly everyone here when I say I've given up sex for far longer than six months, and didn't even get a TV out of the deal.

Preach it, brother. I'm still waiting for my delivery [wordpress.com] too!

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (1)

Incadenza (560402) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385712)

That really is a sad, sad picture.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (4, Interesting)

jandrese (485) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384764)

Yeah, but what if they included jacking off in their definition of "sex"? Would you still be able to do it?

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (1)

kcbanner (929309) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384962)

Pfff, are they gonna have surveillance in *all* areas of your home? I think not.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22385754)

Pfff, are they gonna have surveillance in *all* areas of your home? I think not.

It's Britain ... so yes.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (1)

The One and Only (691315) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385082)

One month, then we'll see.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (4, Funny)

CODiNE (27417) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386270)

Not to mention Bill Clinton's definition of sex.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (1)

DRAGONWEEZEL (125809) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387762)

Leaves me out.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (3, Funny)

snoyberg (787126) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384838)

It's called being married **ducks**

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (2, Funny)

level_headed_midwest (888889) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385088)

Except that you don't get a TV out of that deal...

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22385340)

In fact, you would have to get approval just to buy the TV with your own money.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (1)

nschubach (922175) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387244)

...and buy the wife something to level the field.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (3, Funny)

athdemo (1153305) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385058)

I've never willingly given it up, but I've certainly had it taken from me.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (3, Funny)

Blimey85 (609949) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385260)

had a rough time in prison eh?

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (5, Funny)

greedyturtle (968401) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385694)

I got it taken away from me for 6 months too. It was the worst day of my life, and for the bleak 6 months after, I thought many times of ending it all. I would spend hours staring at a blank wall, thinking of what I had before. Eventually the despair and self-doubt forced me to become a better man. So I hauled my sorry ass up, got a haircut, a new job and finally was able to buy myself another TV.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (1)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385326)

In a similar survey, half of British women were willing to give up sex for six months in exchange for a 15% discount on new shoes.

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (1)

superpulpsicle (533373) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387864)

+1 Informative
+1 Funny
+1 Reality

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (1)

tuxgeek (872962) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386740)

I've been there before in a past life my friend, but if given the choice I'd take sex anytime over watching TV. Hell, there is very little on anymore worth watching. Most programming today is pure garbage.

If anyone out there has a significant other or spouse that withholds sex on them, dump the bitch and find another. Most women that use sex as a tool can be cured of that when told "If I don't get it from you, then I'll find it somewhere else."

I was there once and did in fact dump that one. It cost me dearly, but 6 months later I found a much better model. Fortunately this woman I'm married to now would love to have a giant screen plasma TV as well as riding the 'ol pony in front of it, or anywhere else for that matter anytime I pull the old stallion out of the barn. Life is good!

Re:A 50 inch TV? That just makes it easy (1)

The One and Only (691315) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387268)

Most of us on Slashdot have more interesting things to hook up to a 50" plasma screen than a TV cable. But point well taken.

Willing to give it up.... (0, Offtopic)

Bobfrankly1 (1043848) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384600)

for a firm selling televisions.
OK OK, enough with the bad puns already!!

How many pedos would do it? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22384612)

How many pedophiles [slashdot.org] would give up sex for 6 months for a large-screen TV? Let's take up a collection.

Does the BBC air grade-school sporting events and school plays?

So where's my TV? (1)

themushroom (197365) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384660)

May as well get a reward for this, you know.

What they forget: you can watch a lot of big-screen porn and go-it-alone with a big TV, so who needs company? :)

Wait, do they count solo acts?

So how many (4, Insightful)

Cro Magnon (467622) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384662)

would give up a 50" TV for 6 months of sex?

Re:So how many (1)

Hawkeye05 (1056362) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384692)

Seen as how I wasn't going to get any anyway, Sure, Why The Hell Not.

Re:So how many (3, Interesting)

Prien715 (251944) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384722)

I think that should really be the next slashdot poll!

You listening CowboyNeal?;)

Re:So how many (1)

psychicsword (1036852) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386554)

But the only problem with this becoming a slashdot poll is what would the CowboyNeal option be? Never Mind I don't want to know.

Re:So how many (3, Insightful)

Drake42 (4074) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384950)

hell
yes

(BTW: They lie. They will NOT be more horny after marriage.)

Re:So how many (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22386412)

>(BTW: They lie. They will NOT be more horny after marriage.)

Are you are having sex for yourself, rather than as an act of love FOR YOUR PARTNER?

Speaking for myslef, an hour at a time, several times a day wears out the body as the months go by.

Re:So how many (1)

chuckymonkey (1059244) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387990)

I don't know about that, you just have to know what they want, take her to the adult toy store, do something out of the ordinary, be adventurous, watch porn together, just spend time with just the two of you. Dated two years, married four years, two kids, and let's just say movie theater screens are waaaaay bigger than 50" and much more fun to have sex in front of(this was recent)especially since it wasn't a completely empty theater.

Re:So how many (1)

Qzukk (229616) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385234)

would give up a 50" TV for 6 months of sex?

Damn, I decided to save money and go for the 43" model.

Re:So how many (1)

MooseMuffin (799896) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385270)

Sounds like a divorce.

Re:So how many (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22385418)

6 months is an awful long time, and I imagine that you'd get pretty sore after just a day or two :-P

Re:So how many (1)

greedyturtle (968401) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385736)

6 months of sex costs a lot more than a 50-inch tv...

Re:So how many (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386022)

would give up a 50" TV for 6 months of sex?

The going rate is half of everything you own plus the possibility of child support. It's called a bad marriage to a self centered bimbo. Oh and the bimbo gets to reneg anytime she likes. You don't.

For the record I'm a happily married man (1st marriage) and wouldn't advise marrying a bimbo.

Re:So how many (1)

The One and Only (691315) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386480)

The going rate is half of everything you own plus the possibility of child support. It's called a bad marriage to a self centered bimbo. Oh and the bimbo gets to reneg anytime she likes. You don't.

Yeah, marriage laws pretty much have either of two purposes these days: to oppress men, or to support the legal profession by increasing the demand for prenuptual agreements.

Re:So how many (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22386186)

speaking as a man with a 47" TV (no envy, really) I would most definitely give up my tv for 5 and a half months of sex.

interestingly enough my captcha is condom, I feel the stars aligning as I hit my submit button.

Re: do the math (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22387934)

Hell yeah... do the math! You can get a really good 50" plasma for less than $3,000.
6 months of sex is worth at least 180 days * 2 acts per day * $100 = $36,000 (minimum).

The question is: Can we turn around and trade the sex for cash? (i.e. be a pimp by proxy?)
If she only gave me 1/2, I'd still make at least a 6x return on my investment in 6 months. :)

p.s. For $3000, I'd take a 40" LCD over a 50" plasma any day. Plasma is teh suck.
p.p.s. I haven't had sex in 11 years (6 if you count "Clinton style").

Re:So how many (1)

phalse phace (454635) | more than 6 years ago | (#22388028)

Depends. Am I giving it, or receiving it?

Title fixed (1)

WolF-g (539252) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384682)

"Men Willing to Say They Will Give up Sex for a 50in TV"

*fixed

Old news (2, Informative)

mrbcs (737902) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384730)

done to death on Fark.. Last week:

http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=3385885 [fark.com]

Re:Old news (2, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384810)

Are you trying to suggest that different sites on the Internet may cover the same stories? Madness, I say!

Re:Old news (1)

mrbcs (737902) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385538)

No, just a shortcut to all the same comments that'll show up here in an hour. Thought I'd save people some time.

Re:Old news (1)

sendai2ci (629417) | more than 6 years ago | (#22388116)

You must be new here...

Hardware (1)

Elyscape (882517) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384744)

How appropriate that this is posted in the hardware section. Think about it; these men would give up use of their hardware to get new, er, hardware.

Ten Reasons Why (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22384770)

Let's see..

1. You can turn a TV on...or off with the click of a button.
2. You can go from sports to pr0n wit the click of a button.
3. You can mute the TV.
4. You can ignore the TV with no repercussions.
5. More variety the any woman
6. The TV will impress your friends for years and years and years.
7. You can brag about your TV without being seen as some sexist lout.
8. A TV can be fixed with a simple service call.
9. If it breaks you can get a new one.
10. Upgrading to a new TV does not involve lawyers.

Re:Ten Reasons Why (1)

jthill (303417) | more than 6 years ago | (#22388102)

  • More variety than any woman
  • The TV will impress your friends for years and years and years

uhh, ... oh, never mind.

six months of wonderful pornography (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22384788)

Imagine the porn you can play on a TV of that size..!!

Six months, pft. I've gone six months without the prize of a TV at the end. Count me in!

haha.. the Captcha for this post was "seminal".. I love irony.

The way I see it...... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22384796)

Your average slashdot reader should have enough "points" for a drive in theater screen.

I would (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22384812)

Seeing's how my wife's given up sex anyway, may as well get the TV in the bargain.

Re:I would (3, Funny)

eln (21727) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384946)

Don't be absurd, your wife hasn't given up sex. ...oh, you mean with YOU.

In other news (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22384876)

I am prepared to give up Slashdot for sex.

Time Served (3, Funny)

Purity Of Essence (1007601) | more than 6 years ago | (#22384884)

Can I get a 50 FOOT TV for time served?

Wait a minute... (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22385022)

The headline states that men are willing to give up sex for a TV, but the article states that fewer than 50% of the men surveyed provided that response. Shouldn't the majority decide what men in general are willing to do? According to this survey, men in general are not willing to give up sex for six months for a new TV. Some are, but most aren't. Talk about a misleading headline.

This just in! Men are shorter than women! (*ahem* well, 23% of them are.)

In other news, a new survey proves that people love Microsoft! (Okay, 6 people out of a thousand do, but still!)

I saw TV, but I thought TL... (1)

davidsyes (765062) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385174)

As in " Men Willing to Give up Sex for a 50in Tubal Ligation..."

OUCH!!!!

The real interesting part is that... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22385382)

about 60% of the women said they would not give up sex for the TV. I'll tell ya, I'm ready and waiting to not give TVs to all those women.

The math works, but not the psychology. (3, Insightful)

Okian Warrior (537106) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385392)

Lessee here. A pack of cigarettes costs about $5.00 (source [tobaccofreekids.org] ).

Smoking 1 pack/day is about $150 per month, or $900 for 6 months. You can buy a 'sorta decent LCD TV for that, if you look around.

One would need discipline to save the money into an account for 6 months, and not spend it in the meantime.

It is my understanding that people who smoke have a tendency (statistically) to be people who do not form rational long-term planning and who tend not to put off pleasure for future greater gain.

So? (1)

ZonkerWilliam (953437) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385410)

Why is this a surprise?

Testing 1 2 3 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22385414)

This seems to imply that you would get to have sex at the end of the 6 months, right? So basically I'd get two things I've been lusting after all my life... and in 6 easy months? Where do I sign up?!

wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22385708)

People still watch television.

How quaint.

British men (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385776)

Canadian men would just laugh in your face.

Americans ... sigh .. sadly would probably go for it, but would try to get you to make it a 72 inch HDTV.

Re:British men (1)

RobinH (124750) | more than 6 years ago | (#22385976)

Canadian men would just laugh in your face.

Well, as a *married* Canadian man, all I can say is, "where do I sign up?"

Re:British women, worry not, Canucks will save you (1)

WillAffleckUW (858324) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386074)

Well, as a *married* Canadian man, all I can say is, "where do I sign up?"

The few, the proud, the Canadian expeditionary sex force, sent to save lonely British women from the easily distracted British househusbands stuck to the telly.

Bullshit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#22385966)

As if you learn anything from a survey. All this tells us is that a lot of men tell survey-takers that they'd give up sex for six months for a TV.

If you want to really find out how it is, make them do it. Enter them in a contest where if they're celibate for six months, they win a TV. You'll have to be careful to make sure they don't cheat. The percentage of men who sign up for the contest and complete it is the true percentage who would go six months without sex for a TV. Asking them questions doesn't tell you anything.

The question is... (1)

Jhyrryl (208418) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386166)

How many of those surveyed had even engaged in sex during the previous six months?

I could do six months easily... and probably have. (1)

Mr. Roadkill (731328) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386732)

I've been married for 18 years - enough said.

Giving up vs. not having (1)

192939495969798999 (58312) | more than 6 years ago | (#22386940)

Dear avid readers, there is a big difference between "going without for 6 months" as part of say, a much longer streak, vs. giving up a regular sex life for 6 months. However, if porn on the plasma screen itself counts, I think a lot of these guys would've defaulted.

When asked why... (3, Insightful)

r_jensen11 (598210) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387018)

When asked why they underwent the experiment, 78 percent of respondents stated that they participated in the experiment because their TV's respond favourably when they press the mute button.

Not like I have a choice.... (1)

otis wildflower (4889) | more than 6 years ago | (#22387024)

.... Got the 56" anyway :p

(shoulda gone for the 65")

Re:Not like I have a choice.... (1)

tlhIngan (30335) | more than 6 years ago | (#22388130)

.... Got the 56" anyway :p

(shoulda gone for the 65")


They went with 50" TV because they wanted people to watch the Superbowl. After all, you can't watch it on any TV larger than 55" or you're violating the NFL's copyright [slashdot.org] .
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