"Not tonight honey, I need to get on the internet."
Sounds like a bizarre reason for not wanting to be intimate doesn't it? But according to a new survey released today, nearly one out of two women would rather give up sex for two weeks than go without the internet, according to a survey released today.
Forty-six per cent of the women polled said they would rather go without sex for two weeks than give up access to the internet for the same period of time, according to the survey, ``Internet Reliance in Today's Economy.''
Ninety-five per cent of those surveyed said it is ``very important, important or somewhat important'' to be able to access the internet.
Sixty-five per cent of those surveyed rated internet access above other discretionary spending items such as cable television subscriptions (39 per cent), dining out (20 per cent), shopping for clothes (18 per cent) or a health club membership (10 per cent).
Sixty-one per cent of the women surveyed said they would rather give up watching television for two weeks than give up access to the internet for one week.
The survey was conducted by the online research firm Harris Interactive and sponsored by Intel Corp, the world's biggest computer chip maker.