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edesignuk
Dec 1, 2008, 02:23 AM
As the credit crunch bites, Britons may be turning to sex as a cheap way to pass the time, a charity says.

A YouGov survey of 2,000 adults found sex was the most popular free activity, ahead of window shopping and gossiping.

The Scots were most amorous with 43% choosing sex over other pastimes, compared with 35% in South England. BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7755315.stm).

I concur, I had a nice cheap weekend too.

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Lau
Dec 1, 2008, 02:25 AM
If sex was ever below "window shopping and gossiping", I would be entirely horrified. :p

FTW indeed!

iBlue
Dec 1, 2008, 02:31 AM
I much prefer spending time under the covers than spending money.

mouchoir
Dec 1, 2008, 02:40 AM
BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7755315.stm).

I concur, I had a nice cheap weekend too.

http://up.edesignuk.com/files/1/Images/Smilies/RonWink.gif

I much prefer spending time under the covers than spending money.

You two – get a room!

Oh... you have ;)

Big-TDI-Guy
Dec 1, 2008, 02:48 AM
I save $ with MR - if I had sex as an option - well, I wouldn't be a member here. ;)

I kid, I'd still be here. :p

teflon
Dec 1, 2008, 03:33 AM
Sex isn't entirely free. Unless you go toy/protection-less :p.

Lau
Dec 1, 2008, 03:41 AM
Sex isn't entirely free. Unless you go toy/protection-less :p.

All forms of contraception are free on the NHS, so in Britain it is. :D

WildCowboy
Dec 1, 2008, 03:42 AM
Sex isn't entirely free. Unless you go...protection-less :p.

Chances are it won't be anything close to free if you go that route. It just might take a few months for the expenses to start rolling in.

calculus
Dec 1, 2008, 03:51 AM
It's always nice to make a deposit in your savings account...

remmy
Dec 1, 2008, 04:37 AM
Especially on these cold days, it s good to keep warm under the covers.

.Andy
Dec 1, 2008, 04:40 AM
I wish I lived in the Brition. Sex costs me a fortune here :(.

mcnicks
Dec 1, 2008, 04:47 AM
Its not true. We are all watching X-Factor . We just lie to surveys in order to sound more interesting.

arkitect
Dec 1, 2008, 04:53 AM
Especially on these cold days, it s good to keep warm under the covers.

No, no.

You heat the room and throw off the covers.
Sheets and duvets just "get in the way".

:D

nick9191
Dec 1, 2008, 04:58 AM
Saves you money on central heating as well.

Dagless
Dec 1, 2008, 05:54 AM
I don't think I've ever enjoyed shopping over funtimes™, especially so since I never got a Dragonzord :(

rdowns
Dec 1, 2008, 06:10 AM
In a related story, Brits on top in casual sex league as survey reveals we are the most promiscuous in the world (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1090612/Brits-casual-sex-league.html?ITO=1490).

They found that when it comes to one-night stands, numbers of partners and attitudes to casual sex, Britain leads the field, ahead of even liberal nations such as the Netherlands and the passionate Italians.




http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/11/30/article-1090612-02A6241B000005DC-321_468x197.jpg

Big-TDI-Guy
Dec 1, 2008, 12:39 PM
In a related story, Brits on top in casual sex league as survey reveals we are the most promiscuous in the world (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1090612/Brits-casual-sex-league.html?ITO=1490).




http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/11/30/article-1090612-02A6241B000005DC-321_468x197.jpg

Wow, I'd figure the countries with all the hot women would be up on top! :D

I'm joking! Somewhat. :p

Jaffa Cake
Dec 1, 2008, 02:14 PM
In a related story, Brits on top in casual sex league as survey reveals we are the most promiscuous in the world (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1090612/Brits-casual-sex-league.html?ITO=1490).Ace – we're proper tarts, us. :D

Dagless
Dec 1, 2008, 04:45 PM
In a related story, Brits on top in casual sex league as survey reveals we are the most promiscuous in the world (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1090612/Brits-casual-sex-league.html?ITO=1490).

Spotted that in the papers this morning. Probably a little prudish of me but I don't think that's something to boast about. :o

rdowns
Dec 1, 2008, 05:23 PM
Ace – we're proper tarts, us. :D



Mmmmmm, tarts.


http://www.juvela.co.uk/recipes/images/sweet_berry_tarts.jpg

joepunk
Dec 1, 2008, 08:25 PM
So the country that brought us this tune Eurythmics-Sex Crime (1984) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT1H9gafkfE)

Now has this reputation. And what a reputation it is :D

From Daily Mail
It is far from an achievement to be proud of - research suggests that British men and women are the most promiscuous in the Western world.

It appears the days when we took a strict moralistic approach towards sex are long gone.

Researchers blamed the situation on a decline of religious scruples, the growth of equal rights for women and a highly sexualised [sexualized] popular culture.
What's up with these researchers anyway? What's wrong with being proud of sexual liberties?

dmr727
Dec 1, 2008, 09:33 PM
I'll be more than happy to financially help any female Brit.

I'm a giver like that.

benlangdon
Dec 1, 2008, 09:37 PM
im so broke.:(:rolleyes:;):(

SMDrew
Dec 2, 2008, 12:56 AM
In a related story, Brits on top in casual sex league as survey reveals we are the most promiscuous in the world (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1090612/Brits-casual-sex-league.html?ITO=1490).




http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/11/30/article-1090612-02A6241B000005DC-321_468x197.jpg

Ohhh, Sweden, how you have fallen.. you used to be number 1
Based on OECD countries with population over 10million

Oh, wait! I see what you did there!

Schtumple
Dec 2, 2008, 12:58 AM
I'll be more than happy to financially help any female Brit.

I'm a giver like that.

Such a generous gentlemen you are.

leighonigar
Dec 2, 2008, 08:07 AM
What's up with these researchers anyway? What's wrong with being proud of sexual liberties?

I would be inclined to say nothing but for STIs. These are a big deal. Of course condoms stop the worst ones, like HIV, at least usually, but there are other viruses which can be more casually transmitted. As a general rule, less partners => less death.

Dejavu
Dec 2, 2008, 08:51 AM
You can save a lot more with solo sex. In fact, the only cost is perhaps Internet connection.

Sesshi
Dec 3, 2008, 06:13 AM
I would be inclined to say nothing but for STIs. These are a big deal. Of course condoms stop the worst ones, like HIV, at least usually, but there are other viruses which can be more casually transmitted. As a general rule, less partners => less death.

Or at least, itchy nether regions.

Obviously the original survey must be for couples in a steady relationship. There have been frequent instances in which the then-other-half has thrown a strop and I end up thinking "You know, it would be cheaper to pay for sex".

Dagless
Dec 3, 2008, 02:50 PM
I would be inclined to say nothing but for STIs. These are a big deal. Of course condoms stop the worst ones, like HIV, at least usually, but there are other viruses which can be more casually transmitted. As a general rule, less partners => less death.

As well as unwanted pregnancies. Condoms aren't 100% (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_birth_control_methods), even in the best situations (lulz) it still only works 98 out of 100 times. In that 2% you're potentially exposing yourself to any nasty virus or disease going.

iJohnHenry
Dec 3, 2008, 05:23 PM
They found that when it comes to one-night stands, numbers of partners and attitudes to casual sex, Britain leads the field, ahead of even liberal nations such as the Netherlands and the passionate Italians.

I believe this is accounted for by the "OMG, what was I thinking" syndrome.

As Rod Stewart said: "Just don't be here in the morning when I wake up."