Boston Gals Prefer Texting to Sex


This does not bode well for the men of Beantown: According to our new survey, almost 40 percent of Boston women surveyed by Loveawake free dating site said they’d rather give up sex for a year than their cell phones.

OK, so it’s not a majority, but it’s still really, really disturbing. The research, compiled by Loveawake, found that 38 percent of women and 19 percent of men in Boston would give up doing it altogether before they’d relinquish their phones. That’s a whole lot of ladies who have either forgotten about land lines or have their Androids and Iphones set to vibrate.

Respondents to the study said they spent about three hours a day either chatting, texting or generally goofing around with their cells. If the average person also gets eight hours of sleep, this translates to 20 percent of her waking hours spent connected to her phone, which is both frightening (how do you drive? and navigate a sidewalk?) and incredibly depressing.

Look, women of Boston, we love “Brickbreaker” and calling our moms as much as the next girl, but they are not a substitute for orgasms.


  1. Who said they are giving up orgasms….Your average short phone call is lets say 10 to 15 min. to be more than fair. Thats alot of time to give up comparing apple’s to apple’s. When the last time one of you women (especially in Boston would think takes time to warm up alone). got an orgasm in 10 to 15 minutes without the help of aides. And we cant call them short sessions either.

    The article was surely written by a male with a hurt ego to his man hood. I wonder how much time he spends per call compared to time spent during actual sex time with a partner. If I had to guess I’d say not much time with either.

  2. Being from Boston this article is quite shocking. If I could substitute all the time i spend in one day using my phone with having sex, I would do it in a heartbeat. I’m wondering who they surveyed for this study….. us Boston girls have not been adequately represented.

  3. To Grace:
    There’s always one of you “this must have been written by a [insult here] man” posters on articles that refer to women in the headline. I’m sure you just missed the part where the article states that 19 percent of men do the same thing.

    Here’s an breakdown of the the the day of these subjects (both men and women):

    Let’s assume that the average person works eight hours a day. We’ll throw in an hour to prep in the morning, an hour lunch break and an hour to wind down after the day is done and call it 11 hours. The article clearly states that the respondents reported spending three hours a day on their phones, in one way or another. We’ll also assume that they’re not using their cells at work so it can’t be bunched in with that. We’ll play conservative when we talk about dinner and say they spend 45 minutes total on whatever cooking/ordering and eating they do for that meal.

    8 hours devoted to sleep
    11 hours devoted to work
    3 hours devoted to cell phone
    .75 hours devoted to eating

    That comes out to 22.75 hours of your day gone. I’m going to guess the other 1.25 hours is going to be spent on the couch watching The Biggest Loser reruns and doing 10 minutes of cardio so they don’t feel absolutely terrible about themselves. Hard to work sex into that day.

    This all applies to work days only, obviously.

    Three hours of cell phone usage kills any chance for real productivity during the day. Crazy.

  4. this article is ridiculous. if i were completely single i would give up sex or my phone for a year for sure (yes, im a guy)(yes, i am straight)(no, im not ugly). anyway, i really dont see why that is such a big deal. yes, sex is amazing and fun and all but its not a necessaty. and no, neither is a phone but being in the military, stationed states away from my girl, family and friends, a phone is definitely more important than sex. i do believe sex is very important in a serious relationship (if thats where both people are in their lives of course) but in regards to casual sex, like i believe this article and most of the people replying to it are talking about, its really not that big of a deal. aight, im done now. word son