Just over 57 percent of the women asked by the Hamburg-based Foundation for Future Studies said they would chose a year without nookie over a year without telly, if they really had to, the Berliner Zeitung newspaper reported on Thursday.
Men take a different position on the TV versus sex dilemma, with nearly 62 percent saying they would hang onto to their partner and ditch the telly if made to choose.
The results might beg the question – what are German women watching that men are not?
The foundation also asked for people's attitudes to giving up sweet treats – as opposed to their sweetie. Just under 22 percent of men said they would rather be celibate for a year than deprive their sweet tooth. Nearly 47 percent of women would go for the sweets.
The 2,200 Germans taking part in the poll were given a selection of “either/or” questions to answer – not all were about sex though and it seems that outside of the bedroom, women and men continued to give clashing answers.
When asked to chose between a year without books or a year without access to a computer, over 60 percent of women said they would rather live without a computer. Among men, this figure was reversed with nearly 65 percent saying they would rather give up books.