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    Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    Don't spend too much time online.. don't become a statistic


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    Americans giving up friends, sex for Web life

    By Belinda Goldsmith Wed Sep 19, 8:53 PM ET

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Surfing the net has become an obsession for many Americans with the majority of U.S. adults feeling they cannot go for a week without going online and one in three giving up friends and sex for the Web.
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    A survey asked 1,011 American adults how long they would feel OK without going on the Web, to which 15 percent said a just a day or less, 21 percent said a couple of days and another 19 percent said a few days.

    Only a fifth of those who took part in an online survey conducted by advertising agency JWT between Sept 7 and 11 said they could go for a week.

    "People told us how anxious, isolated and bored they felt when they are forced off line," said Ann Mack, director of trend spotting at JWT, which conducted the survey to see how technology was changing people's behavior.

    "They felt disconnected from the world, from their friends and family," she told Reuters.

    The poll, released on Wednesday, found the use of cell phones and the Internet were becoming more and more an essential part of life with 48 percent of respondents agreeing they felt something important was missing without Internet access.

    More than a quarter of respondents -- or 28 percent -- admitted spending less time socializing face-to-face with peers because of the amount of time they spend online.

    It also found that 20 percent said they spend less time having sex because they are online.

    Cell phones won out over television in a question asking which device people couldn't go without but the Internet trumped all, regarded as the most necessary.

    "It is taking away from offline activities, among them having sex, socializing face-to-face, watching TV and reading newspapers and magazines. It cuts into that share," said Mack.

    "I don't suppose their partners are too pleased about it."

    Mack said a clear trend to emerge from the survey was the increasing need for mobility with people no longer satisfied with just broadband access from home and wanting hand-held devices like iPhones and BlackBerrys.

    JWT, whose parent company is WPP, has come up with a new advertising category for people whose lives are so tied up with new technology.

    "We are calling them 'digitivity denizens,' those who see their cell phones as an extension of themselves, whose online and offline lives are co-mingled and who would chose a Wi-Fi connection over TV any day," said Mack.

    "This is how they communicate, entertain and live."
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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    To late for me......




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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    I have the solution...just have sex online.
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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristocat View Post
    I have the solution...just have sex online.
    my mouse is too small... hahah
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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    Quote Originally Posted by Aristocat View Post
    I have the solution...just have sex online.
    I agree. Just post and have sex all at the same time......
    Maybe we should start a site for ADULTS only called MiceSex. HA HA - kidding.

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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    If it wasn't for the Internets, I wouldn't have any sex life at all...
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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    "Fire at will, boys!"

    "Which one's Will?

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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    Wow. This thread is making me never want to have sex again.

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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    The Internet has very good reliability as a birth control device.


    And no discomfort!
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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    The trick is to work all day in front of a computer, when you get home, the last thing you want to do is look at the screen!

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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    Quote Originally Posted by PEZZ Lightyear View Post
    The Internet has very good reliability as a birth control device.


    And no discomfort!
    It gets the yucky people (with serious issues) out of the dating pool too.

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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    Quote Originally Posted by SkittleKicks View Post
    The trick is to work all day in front of a computer, when you get home, the last thing you want to do is look at the screen!
    Tell me about it!

    Although, that is why I tend to get into online groups like MiceChat since you have the ability to socialize in person with those people you interact with online. Even with my own personal blog I tend to get to know those folks personally as well ... so for me the Internet actually grew my group of friends ... as for sex ... I'll just keep quiet about that one.


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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    Quote Originally Posted by SkittleKicks View Post
    The trick is to work all day in front of a computer, when you get home, the last thing you want to do is look at the screen!
    That didn't work for me...
    She did it!


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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    I blame online poker and not MiceChat for my internet rather then real life passion.

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    Re: Make Love - Not chat! Study finds online is cutting into friends and sex life

    I actually loved being on a ship for two weeks without internet access. I spent a lot of that time reading, talking with my husband, playing games, and taking walks.

    I can go for quite awhile without it, and never get bored, lonely, etc.

    I think it's sad when it becomes the main focal point of a person's life.

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