Do You Crave Social Media More Than Sex?

October 18, 2012  |  

 

 

From YourTango

CBS New York’s Jennifer McLogan reported recently that “[t]he hardest desires to resist seem to be social networking sites, not sexual relationships,” adding, “While the urge for sex is stronger, people are more likely to give in to the desire [for] social media.” A University of Chicago study showed that “250 participants identified yearnings to interact through tweets, photos and comments as the most difficult stimulants to turn down. More tempting even, than sex.” Many in the study said: “The Internet is cheaper and more instantaneous than sex and relationships.” Furthermore, the study also showed that “the more the participants tried to resist social media, the higher the craving became.”A good friend and Uiversity of Chicago alum had this to say: “The study is obviously skewed because that school houses more geeks than you care to imagine.” Perhaps so, but the study probably sounds like good news to the parent of a child on the way to college.

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