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size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 13, 2008 09:56AM
. . .in the UK. . .really?


Half Of UK Men Would Swap Sex For 50 Inch TV
By REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of British men surveyed would give up sex for six months in return for a 50-inch plasma TV, a survey -- perhaps unsurprisingly carried out for a firm selling televisions -- said on Friday.

Electrical retailer Comet surveyed 2,000 Britons, asking them what they would give up for a large television, one of the latest consumer "must-haves."

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.

A quarter of people said they would give up smoking, with roughly the same proportion willing to give up chocolate.
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: maco
Date: February 13, 2008 09:58AM
What was the age group? How long had they been married?
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: wolfcry911
Date: February 13, 2008 10:01AM
the other 53% already owned a 50" TV
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: billb
Date: February 13, 2008 10:21AM
they were surveying homeless people ?
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: TheTominator
Date: February 13, 2008 10:43AM
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NewtonMP2100
The firm found 47 percent of men would give up sex for half a year, compared to just over a third of women.

Does this mean that women don't value a TV set as much as men do?
Or does it mean that women value sex more than men do?
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: TLB
Date: February 13, 2008 10:43AM
I swapped sex for marriage--does that count?
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: February 13, 2008 10:46AM
I have my 6 months in...where's my tv?



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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 13, 2008 10:56AM
90\% of the sample population haven't had sex for 12 months anyway. So what's missing ?
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: spearmint
Date: February 13, 2008 11:28AM
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MacArtist
I have my 6 months in...where's my tv?

I would need a warehouse to store them.

As you might figure I'm lonely.
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: kj4btkljv
Date: February 13, 2008 12:29PM
Man... I'm never getting my TV!

smiling smiley

Jeff
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: blooz
Date: February 13, 2008 12:39PM
Somebody send me the addresses of those guys' girlfriends and wives.



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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: slbett
Date: February 13, 2008 12:51PM
My wife couldn't go that long. She wants it almost every night.

Almost on Monday, almost on Tuesday, almost on Wednesday ........

Wait a minute, a new 50" TV. This won't take long
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 13, 2008 03:57PM
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billb
they were surveying homeless people ?

yep, they wanted the "house' the TV came in.
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: Harbourmaster
Date: February 13, 2008 04:15PM
Any man that says he would give up sex for something as mundane as a television set needs to get a new partner!!!!!



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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: AllGold
Date: February 13, 2008 05:49PM
From what little I see of the survey in the original post, it's not clear if the men surveyed even have partners. Maybe many of them wouldn't actually be giving up anything?
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Re: size really does matter!. . .half of guys would swap sex for a 50 inch TV. . .
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 14, 2008 01:02AM
Any partner of a man that says he would give up sex for something as mundane as a television set needs to get a new partner!






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