Ever feel like some things are better than sex? Maybe it’s that tinted moisturiser that always makes you feel like a true bare-faced beauty. Or that soul-awakening chirashi don that never fails to make you feel like you’ve found your life’s purpose. But whether you prefer good skin or food (or whatever else), you’re no outlier.
Health and wellness website Everyday Health recently surveyed 3,000 women and found that 73 percent of its participants would choose “an amazing meal over amazing sex”. You may or may not be surprised, but if you’re wondering why, the answer lies in surety.
“Frankly, a lot of people don’t have amazing sex. Ice cream sundae versus amazing sex? They’re gonna take the ice cream,” explained Lauren Streicher, an associate clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and the medical director of the Center for Sexual Health and the Center for Menopause in Chicago, to the website.
1. Our parents are most likely to choose food over sex
Of those surveyed, 81 percent of baby boomers said they would choose good food over good sex. Millennials weren’t too far behind at 72 percent, and Gen-Xers came in at 68 percent.
2. Women with kids aren’t any less keen on sex
In fact, they came in at 72 percent, while 75 percent of those without kids said they would choose good food over good sex.
3. Marriage could switch things up a bit
Some 77 percent of married women said they would choose good food over good sex. Single women who said the same came in at 72 percent, while those who were in a relationship but not married amounted to 67 percent.
4. Great sleep doesn’t make a difference
It’s often been said that the quality of your sleep can affect your sex life, but 76 percent of those who get a good night’s sleep daily would still choose good food over good sex. In fact, those who don’t get a good night’s sleep all the time came in at 73 percent.
5. Satisfying sex is crucial
This one is hardly surprising: 75 percent of those who don’t have satisfying sex weekly said they would choose good food over good sex. However, those who do weren’t too far off at 69 percent.