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'Internet better than sex' for many under-35s

The Local · 11 Sep 2012, 08:41

Published: 11 Sep 2012 08:41 GMT+02:00

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Of those surveyed, 18-percent of 18- to 35-year-olds said they would rather sacrifice a year of sex than a year of going online, according to lifestyle magazine NEON.

"The net plays an important role for the first internet generation but there is also life beyond it," NEON said in a summary of the findings, noting that 57 percent said it was more important for their quality of life to have a balcony than a fast online connection.

It said young Germans who consider themselves "digital natives" had different tastes and lifestyles than their parents, with 66 percent saying they "rarely" or "never" felt overwhelmed by the online options at their disposal.

Seventy percent said that they only visited 10 or fewer websites regularly while just 12 percent regularly visit more than 25 internet addresses.

"The study depicts a generation that sees the internet as a fact of life but uses it carefully and deliberately," editor-in-chief Vera Schroeder said.

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Opinion research institute Forsa conducted the poll among 1,016 people with an internet connection.

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Your comments about this article

11:47 September 11, 2012 by raandy
A verbal survey asking a ridiculous question like that has no value. I would categorise this as easy to say when you know you do not have to do it.
14:09 September 11, 2012 by lucksi
The internet also makes it easier for them to take matters into their own hands...
15:29 September 11, 2012 by fmkhawaja
totally agree with lucksi ... the important thing here is how smoothly the matter is dealt with... they could eventually wash their hands of the matter and finally put the matter to rest!
04:13 September 12, 2012 by Eric1
The Internet is sex.
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