94% of UK adults rate their mobile phone as better than sex

A whopping 94 per cent of the UK’s adult population have admitted that they would rather live without sex than their mobile phone – according to a new poll conducted by mobileinsurance.co.uk.

The survey of 2,570 adults aged between 18 and 30 highlights how inseparable people now are from their handsets, particularly among the young, where two thirds concede they ‘couldn’t live without their phone’.

Across the population as a whole 65 per cent stated that this was the case whilst 53 per cent labelled their relationship with their phones as an addiction. In the most extreme case 9 per cent of those quizzed claimed to prefer their mobile phones over their own children.

A further 22 per cent of respondents said they were ‘very dependent’ on their handsets with just 10 per cent saying they could ‘take it or leave it’ and 2 per cent stating that they could ‘easily live without it’.

Top 10 responses for ‘what you would rather live without for a week’

1. Sex – 94 per cent

2. TV/Film – 82 per cent

3. Car – 71 per cent

4. My partner – 62 per cent

5. Bed – 55 per cent

6. Money – 47 per cent

7. Basic meals – 45 per cent

8. House – 32 per cent

9. Any other human contact – 23 per cent

10. Own children – 9 per cent

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