Facebook more important than sex for students
24% of Students rated their phone as the most important thing in their life at university, 11% said Facebook, and just 9% said sex..
Have apps, texts, updates and wot-not really taken over from the age old human being favourite, sex??
Well the results from the studentbeans.com student sex survey tell us that the average British student threatened with deprival of their phone, Facebook or sex for, say, a month, would give the old reproductive routine the heave ho.
It does seems remarkable. I can just imagine the incredulous, perhaps disgusted, reaction of my Gran (if it were possible to explain the concept of Facebook or even texting to her); “Get some fresh air! Get some sex!”
This prioritisation of technology over bodily urges could even be a danger to mankind itself. If things go on as they are future generations may be too busy Tweeting or getting it on in Virtual Mario World to do any real life breeding.
The last update from earth to the intergalactic FaceKindle stream could well be ‘Sh*t, we forgot to have kids’.
Whatever the implications, it really drives home what a massive impact phones ‘n’ Facebook ‘n’ that, have had and how indispensable students regard them to be. And when I say ‘students’ I mean ‘everyone’ - because after all students are just poorer, drunker versions of regular people.
I’ll leave you with a quote from sexpert Tracey Cox. Cox thinks that placing the importance of social networking above sex by young people is a result of social pressures - a reaction to avoid ‘not existing’... Do you agree?
“If you’re not on a social networking site and actively checking and participating on Facebook regularly and you’re in your late teens and early 20s, you literally don’t exist. Being popular, staying abreast of new trends, knowing what your friends are up to - this is far more important to a young adult, who is usually far more self-conscious and socially nervous than you’d think, than sex.
Like it or loathe it, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace - the things that allow us to do this - are here to stay. Social networking has replaced face to face social contact for many people, particularly those who find it easier to relate online than in person.”
See the other results from the studentbeans.com Student Sex Survey 2011.