Would You Give Up Sex for Sleep? For iPhone Time? For Bacon?

If you read the title of this post and promptly started heating up the skillet for some bacon with your bacon, you’re not alone.

The past couple of months, it seems research is set on showing us that quite a few of us would give up sex for, well, just about anything that isn’t sex, especially if it comes with a side of fries.

When Gazelle.com asked 1,000 people if they’re rather go without sex or their iPhones for a weekend, 15 percent said they’d skip all that tedious sex, thankyouverymuch. And of course, there are those of us who believe we can and should have it all. Which, for 4 percent of the survey’s participants, translates to just using their iPhone while having sex. Keeping it classy!

A whole bunch of us would also choose a good night’s sleep over sex—61 percent, according to the albeit possibly biased Better Sleep Council. And according to Cosmopolitan, 20 percent of women would rather give up sex for a week than give up looking at their friends’ Facebook photos. Obviously, these ladies should chat with the iPhone users for tips on how to multitask more effectively.

But what trumps it all? Food. Bon Appetit found that 75 percent of people would give up sex for their favorite food, but I guess if you’re a Bon Appetit reader and have the ability to just casually throw together some short ribs braised with red wine and unicorn tears, maybe that’s not so crazy. What is just a little crazy: Maple Leaf Foods, Inc., a bacon producer, found that 43 percent of Canadians would choose bacon over sex. Either 43% of Canadians are being bribed with a lifetime supply of bacon, or they reeeeally like their pork over there. I mean, that’s just silly, Canada! Bacon’s great, but it’s not going to keep you warm at night. (But pancakes will!)

‘Fess up in the comments: what would you give up sex for? Or, if you think these surveys are bananas, what would you give up in order to have more (or better, or any) sex? Pizza? Your job? Your first-born?

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Terence Nelson
Terence Nelson2 years ago

People that are that addicted to mobile 'phones and Facebook that bad definitely need help. It's just the same as drugs. These things should be tools - not crutches. Or are their lives so empty?

Joy Mcronald
Joy McRonald3 years ago


Madelina C.
Madelina colon3 years ago

i would NOT give up sex for anything else...

Dale Overall

Intriguing and fascinating. There are nights when sex is marvellous and romantic, other nights when a chocolate fondue might be more exhilarating (to the taste buds at least). Why this idea of giving up one for the other? It depends on our individual situation, if one has a partner that snores a restful sleep may be well a prized night.

For those who have a great relationship, food and sex are a delightful combination. Yes, Nyack C., you are correct in your comment about balance in our lives.

Jane Barton
Jane Barton3 years ago

" Nor my girl pals for that matter."

I don't know about other women but I never liked sex when I was young and didn't know why. When I was 67 I met a gorgeous 22 year old who brought out my sex drive. Now I have intense orgasms and I'm able to fantasize. After all this time I found that my sex drive was in my brain all along but it was never triggered by the right person. This guy is 6'2", 8" and has the body of a god. I had thought that hormones were necessary for this to happen but I had my ovaries removed 20 years ago so I have no hormones. It was my brain chemicals that got triggered by him. What does food have to do with sex anyway? Food is the last thing on my mind when I'm horny. I just think about big penis.

Donna Burgess
Donna B.3 years ago

Guess we know how @Jimmy feels, huh? Thx for the article.

Jimmy Spyder
J Spyder3 years ago

Sex rules! Hands down...Ive given up weeks of food and sleep, just for tasting that sweet, sweet pussy! and will do it again,and again!!! MMmmm... Cant get enough of that sweet stuff!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons3 years ago

The ones who are getting it already don't mind giving it up for such a short time the ones who are not getting it figure well we aren't really giving up anything.

Jamie Clemons
Jamie Clemons3 years ago

The ones who are getting it already don't mind giving it up for such a short time the ones who are not getting it figure well we aren't really giving up anything.

Katja S.
Katja S.3 years ago

Why give up sex for food, when you can combine them! XD
I love intimacy with my partner so no, I wouldn't give it up.