Survey says: 72% of men would rather play a new game than have sex

Thursday, 2nd April 2009 17:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


According to a report over on CVG, out of 1,130 men surveyed, two-thirds would rather play a new game release than do the mattress mambo with their lady friend.


Thirty-two percent admitted they would rather play a game because partners were “hard to please” or “not as much fun”.

The average climbed to 72 percent when “new videogames” became an option.

The survey failed to mention if any of the men questioned had been with a woman outside of a “self help manual” or “art film”.



  1. Retroid

    “… with a nubile new girl”.


    /Doesn’t game

    #1 6 years ago

    ‘partners were “hard to please” or “not as much fun”.’ that much is true…

    #2 6 years ago
  3. GwynbleiddiuM

    because you don’t know how it’s hard to please a woman these days, it costs hell a lot more than a video gameand in the end they are always complaining.

    #3 6 years ago


    #4 6 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    @ GwynbleiddiuM

    !!!!!! wow, just wow! lol

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Shatner

    Given the pathetic dribbling mess gamers turn into when they see an attractive female related to videogames and the neanderthal levels of civility they display towards them I’m surprised many would ever get to be given the option between sex or a videogame.

    Of course, this polarisation of behaviours is typically fuelled by Tomb Raider stories / Jade Raymond stories / stories like this one published by the games media. Given the linked source of this story I can’t really say I’m surprised.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Deanzor

    Are you guys really telling me you’d rather have sex with your missus that you presumably could have sex with at any point anyway, than play a SWEET NEW VIDEO GAME that you’ve NEVER PLAYED BEFORE?! It’s not like your missus is going to say ‘Tonight’s the night I show you my secret second vagina and nineteen extra tits’ is it? You know what you’re getting.

    If Miyamoto rang me up, and said I could go round his and play the secret prototype for Super Mario World 3 instead of nailing my missus that night… she’d be waiting up all night worrying, since I wouldn’t even waste the time to text her and tell her.

    If she existed.

    Which she doesn’t.

    I’m going to die alone.

    Fucking Mario World 3, though?! Bring that the fucking fuck on.

    #7 6 years ago

    …ummmmm…Jade Raymond…

    #8 6 years ago
  9. desiredtime

    I’d rather play a new game than have sex. but i have no chose in that matter.

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    I would… but don’t tell my missus. :D

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    How about both at the same time? WIN!

    #11 6 years ago
  12. ecu

    I’ve tried both at the same time, it’s phenomenal. You have to appreciate when your girl is giving you a good going over, yet she doesn’t mind that you’re laying back playing Phoenix Wright on the DS.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Psychotext

    Ha, yeah I did that one in university. Point and click adventure games for the win. :D

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Mike

    I’d rather have sex all day long instead of playing games, tbh.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. lelik

    that is the greatest picture ever

    #15 6 years ago
  16. ecu

    I’d rather have sex all day long instead of playing games, tbh.

    So if Bungie called you up tonight and said that they’d give you an all-expenses paid trip to their HQ tomorrow to play Halo 4 running on what would be the next generation of Xbox hardware, and then your missus said she wants to take the day off and shag nonstop, doing anything you want, no matter how filthy, what would you choose?

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    How dare you work in video games media Morriss. :p

    #17 6 years ago
  18. endgame

    some games own most of today’s girls. so yeah, i prefer gaming with friends vs sex. girls r overrated. cheers.

    #18 6 years ago
  19. Stephany Nunneley

    Hey I don’t even play Halo and I would take the Bungie call. ;-)

    However, these are all hypothetical scenarios that anyone in their right mind would not pass up. The poll was just a general survey using the day-to-day mundane.

    Now, that being said….if the man of the house even tried to suggest getting horizontal the moment I walked in with a shiny new copy of God of War 3…I would kick his ass out of the house or buy him a prostitute. It’s a toss up really.

    #19 6 years ago
  20. Psychotext

    :D :) :D

    #20 6 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    A girl just gave her opinion on this… Well thats awkward… :p

    #21 6 years ago
  22. Retroid

    Or a toss off.

    /Kicked off the internet

    #22 6 years ago

    Good grief!!!!!!!!

    Is this a testosterone free zone or what!?!?!?

    Lunacy… absolute lunacy!!!

    #23 6 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    lol at how morriss and psycho feel about each other

    #24 6 years ago
  25. ecu

    This article should have used the Rez gamegirladvance trance vibrator picture. (the large picture here –

    #25 6 years ago
  26. SticKboy

    Deanzor for commen6t of the year

    #26 6 years ago
  27. Stephany Nunneley

    @ ecu

    Good lord, is that post still floating about? :-D

    #27 6 years ago
  28. ecu

    It’s legendary! I haven’t found a girl willing to try it with me though, it seems a little seedy to ask. :P

    #28 6 years ago
  29. JonFE

    One has to wonder, though, how many of the surveyed men actually met the requirements, as in “actually have a lady friend”…


    #29 6 years ago
  30. David

    The missus always comes first in my mind. Games can wait :P bonking is more fun ;).

    #30 6 years ago
  31. mightyhokie

    I try and get all the achievements i can get from my wife.

    the guys who would rather play with a game than a girl deserve neither.

    #31 6 years ago
  32. Psychotext

    But you can have sex any time… good new games don’t come out that often. :P

    #32 6 years ago
  33. Stephany Nunneley

    Yeah, true. But what’s 3-5 minutes away from your game anyway? Takes longer to fix a snack.

    ;-) (kidding)

    #33 6 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Ooooh… cold.

    But yeah, a snack to go with my game would be great. Thanks!

    #34 6 years ago
  35. Gamoc

    That’s ridiculous, it strikes me as very hard to believe. No guys could possibly choose games over sex, surely?

    There’s clearly something wrong with 72% of the men that took this survey.

    #35 6 years ago
  36. Psychotext

    Aww… I was reading on another site that this survey was done by http://www.ps3pricecompare (Price comparisons / bargains for PS3 games / consoles).

    If only that nugget of info had been in the original story, we’d have had all the fanboys in here spinning it left, right and centre. :D

    #36 6 years ago

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