Happy Valentine's Day: 36 percent of Americans would rather give up sex than their remote

Happy Valentine's Day: 36 percent of Americans would rather give up sex than their remote

Summary: Logitech's new study on trends in remote control usage reveals a depressing, if not shocking, conclusion: Romance loses out to the clicker for a notable percentage of Americans.The peripherals company has strategically leaked a few results from the report, Global Remote Control Trends Study, in the run-up to Valentine's Day, including the finding that more than a third of Americans (36 percent, to be exact) would rather forgo sex for a month than give up their remotes.

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Logitech's new study on trends in remote control usage reveals a depressing, if not shocking, conclusion: Romance loses out to the clicker for a notable percentage of Americans.

The peripherals company has strategically leaked a few results from the report, Global Remote Control Trends Study, in the run-up to Valentine's Day, including the finding that more than a third of Americans (36 percent, to be exact) would rather forgo sex for a month than give up their remotes. Even a fifth of French respondents answered similarly, ready to pour cold water on l'amour.

It gets worse. Twenty-seven percent of respondents would prefer to stop using their toothbrushes for a month than lose access to the remote control. That may be related to the fact that nearly half of households in the seven countries surveyed have at least four remotes, a number that grew over the 2005-2010 period.

While there's something a bit alarming about some of the above results, one finding that should stun no one is that a majority of respondents, regardless of country, feel they are the "owners" of the remote -- whether or not their significant other agrees.

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  • Dunno about the report.. but Im happy with my Android phone

    Oh yeah, I do use Unified Remote....works wonders with a computer screen when you don't carry Cable.. and stream everything.
    Uralbas
  • RE: Happy Valentine's Day: 36 percent of Americans would rather give up sex than their remote

    How in the world did I survive actually having to walk up to the TV to change the channel?
    edkollin
  • RE: Happy Valentine's Day: 36 percent of Americans would rather give up sex than their remote

    Missing the friggin point here fellas......drop your geek gadgets and go get some!!
    metalcraft
  • I'll still opt for bed

    Sex, arguably, can be a tad bit overrated. What CAN'T be argued is that modern era LCD entertainment and news, as brought to us by that clueless cadre of communist-gone-socialist misfits in Hollywood, is DEFINITELY overrated.<br><br>100+ channels, and hardly a thing to stop and waste your time on. Is it any wonder that remotes are wearing out in record time due to overuse! My answer: save what's left of your sanity and go back to bed!
    klumper
  • Give up sex?

    Losers.
    james347
  • RE: Happy Valentine's Day: 36 percent of Americans would rather give up sex than their remote

    In my home you can also add Ipad, Iphone, xbox, redbox movies, *sigh*. And for me because of all of these, FOOD.
    melon62