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Study: Chemically, Men Prefer Gaming Over Sex

If you routinely pass on your girl's offer of sex to get to the next save point, you gotta stop doing that. You're giving us all a bad name.

According to Baxy-Z, a recent California University study has revealed that men may actually prefer playing video games over having sex. However, this is only one study and there were only 100 participants, and furthermore, the overall results are contradictory. The study measured their adrenaline levels while playing games and making love and of that 100, 67 showed higher adrenaline levels when blasting away the competition in a game like Gears of War (for the record, they also used Super Mario Galaxy). First, they were asked to play one of five games they hadn't played before, and with no distractions. Then, they were to go have 30 minutes of "quality time" with their partner. The participants were shocked when they saw the adrenaline results, but 82% said they still preferred the sex. So...apparently, the chemical part is betraying them, or something. Either that, or they're not exactly having the best sex of their lives with their current girl, and maybe they're a little nervous for the sake of the study. Just theorizing.

So on a biological level, gaming may stimulate us more than sex...? Is that the point of this study? I'm just wondering if adrenaline is the right target for something like this...

5/24/2010 10:50:24 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (118 posts)

Superman915
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:04:45 AM
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so for those poor confused souls, the adrenaline is higher for big, dirty men with guns, than for having sex with a woman?

I would be hilarious hearing the men explain that one to their wives/girlfriends.

I don't know about them, but honestly I feel my adrenaline is pretty low when playing games to begin with, as in I play them to relax, not get my heartrate going.

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to_far_apart
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:13:25 AM

I love games..


But sex still is in its own league.



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Highlander
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:23:07 AM

Adrenaline is a funny chemical. It's released primarily when you have a fight or flight reaction. Yes it's also released whenever your body is priming for physical activity. but it's got nothing to do with whether you prefer one action over another. I think you'll find that some mugger waving a pistol in your face will spike your adrenaline way higher than achieving multiple orgasms with your wife/girlfriend/significant other.

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NeoHumpty
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:21:07 PM

Yeah, there are a lot of other chemicals that make sex more enjoyable than adrenaline. My understanding is that we release large amounts of Serotonin and other endorphins that are much more pleasurable than adrenaline alone. I'd be interested in a larger test with results on more chemicals.

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CharlesD
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:06:43 AM
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ok well, if your choosing games over chicks, there might be a problem. Either that or Sony has figured out some creepy form of mind/body control lol

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Cpt_Geez
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:41:58 AM

Roger that.

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neighber
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:07:46 AM
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i all ways did both top slove that problem. never one of the other. hmmmm i wonder if they role played in bed would it make it better?

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Highlander
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:16:06 AM
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Sounds to me like this is one of those times when the supposed chemical evidence is being touted as trumping everything else.Personally, I feel that it's far more complex than that. The neuro-chemicals released when making love to your significant other are accompanied by emotions and other rewards. Whether my adrenaline level peaks more or not doesn't seem to be the whole story, you know? I suspect that my adrenaline level will shoot through the roof when I'm in a near miss accident driving home, or during a fight or any other threatening "fight or flight" situation. How Adrenaline is the determinant of me being more or less aroused or engaged in the action I am taking is beyond me.

Like Ben, I have to wonder about the validity here - is adrenaline really the right neuro-chemical to measure? Oh well, no doubt this will gather lots of headlines and media exposure ensuring continued research dollars...

Oh, BTW, I suspect that many gamers would prefer playing with the buttons on the model in the picture to playing with the buttons on their joystick while gaming.

Just saying...

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nogoat23
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:16:04 PM

Agreed, higher adrenaline levels does not correlate to preferred activity.

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WolfCrimson
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:50:11 PM

Highlander said all I wanted to say.

p.s. Crappy study is crappy.

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shadowscorpio
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:54:03 PM

Indeed. I think there is some truth to it when they said they prefer sex over gaming. Adrenaline is not the only factor here.

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I_defenestrate
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 1:58:51 PM

@nogoat23

Unless you're an adrenaline junky, which, I am not. So, adrenaline junkies would prefer gaming to sex. Is that who this study is for?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:05:05 PM

Hey Highlander, would your adrenaline spike way past any gaming experience if your woman was dressed like Shion?

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Nynja
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:33:18 PM

World, I think we know the answer to that!

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Highlander
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:40:06 PM

@Worlds

Shion? Indeed. Kos-Mos? Oh yes....any questions?

:D

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Jawknee
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:20:13 AM
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Errr..yea not this guy.

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totozero18
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 6:37:50 PM

I mean c'mon guys, adrenaline doesn't flow into the blood stream just because you got a boner/summoned bahamut zero/whatever gaming situation applies. I believe it is strictly bound to a "fight or flight" situation, I've had both at the same time (sex and MGS3) and believe me, adrenaline didn't struck me there.

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:22:55 AM
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LOL, not me. I get a move made on me while gaming, the PS3 gets shut off!

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:16:19 PM

lol i wish i could say the same. i still continue playing. smh at myself

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:32:05 PM

That's asking for trouble man..BIG trouble.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:06:31 PM

I just pause my game ;)

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 5:55:53 PM

yeah my gf hate my ps3. and she's the one that bought it lol. b ut you're right she gets pretty pissed

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Hitch
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 10:57:37 PM

Yeah but I'm sure she's getting her needs fulfilled from someone else.

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fluffer nutter
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:00:40 PM

You are absolutely correct, Hitch. Mr. Visa and Mr. American Express are taking care of her "needs".

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Hitch
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 4:38:54 AM

No I'm talking about Mr. Johnson who lives down the street. He probably invites "Mr. Visa" and "Mr. American Express" over too.

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:26:01 AM
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I think the chemical reaction to a stressful or invigorating situation during a video game is a different chemical that is released during intercourse... there may be adrenaline, but it would be more about the emotional drive, wouldn't it?

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Alienange
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:32:54 AM
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With the release of the PS3 Move so will women.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:18:13 PM

HA.

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maxpontiac
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:30:56 PM

Indeed!!

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BeezleDrop
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:34:59 AM
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I am with maxpontiac,

I can get wrapped up in a game if it has a great story ::cough Uncharted 2 cough:: but these days the pause button is being utilized much more.

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:39:55 AM
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I probably get more adrenaline in my system in the first 5 minutes of a bar fight than a whole night of sex, but that doesnt mean i enjoy getting the crap beat of of me.

Flawed study is flawed.

Sorry for the meme.

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Superman915
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:56:19 AM

as Highlander said, so would a gun to your head raise your adrenaline. I think adrenaline from fear is greater than adrenaline from pleasure. But i still dont understand how a video game could raise your adrenaline that high.

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NoSmokingBandit
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 1:27:43 PM

Perhaps sex just doesnt do much for adrenaline to begin with, especially if it is someone you are familiar with, and its planned. Its not like they had a wild night in vegas, it was a planned and observed session and that kind of takes all the excitement out of it. It might have been just so little adrenaline compared to a little more from gaming, though still not a whole lot of adrenaline to begin with.

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totozero18
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 6:49:02 PM

BAR FIGHTS!!! Man I kinda miss that...I'm getting old :S

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fstop
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:49:51 AM
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Honey

Yes?

Honeey.

Yes, dear?

Hoooneeeeeey... ...( . )( . ).... ......

...

YES! YES! YES!

HONEY! HONEY HONEY!

YES! YES! YES! BOOOOOYAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!

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fstop
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:00:43 PM

I figured someone would thumbs down that one!
Dah well!
I second maxpontiacs comment.

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MyWorstNightmar
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:55:28 PM

Not sure why you would get thumbs down for that. That was goooood stuff.

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ace_boon_coon
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:15:41 PM
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it all depends on sex with who? if the chick is busted and disgusted then yes i'd rather play games.

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Taha1
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:16:50 PM
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is that the ugliest girl you could find...ben?

as in the pic.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:18:33 PM

...what?

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Taha1
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:22:58 PM

The model in the pic is ugly.
I guess I should say "imo". ;)

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Shams
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:44:10 PM

Older, not ugly. If you're wife is looking like that in her 40/50's, you'd consider yourself the luckiest man in the world...Unless you were in your 20/30's. Then, you'd be a little strange, but still luckier than a lot.

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Karosso
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:52:27 PM

Sorry Ben but he is right, she is got a old man's mug...
The body tho is a different story... Reminds me of what my father used to say about ugly women,it's like playing the violin... turn your face sideways and get busy :)

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Taha1
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 1:04:12 PM

@ shams

sorry, i don't agree
if my wife was in her 40's i wouldnt want her to look like that!
I would want her to look like a pretty 40 year old all natural.(hopefully)
the women in that pic is trying to look 20 and THAT is a real turn off.

but i guess peoples standards lower as you get older. (im still a teen) :O


edit: ok im looking at this pic and everytime she's getting less and less ugly (when i consider her age). But its her fault for making herself look ugly because i think she hasn't let herself age naturally and still wants to look like a 20 year old.

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Highlander
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 1:42:01 PM

Children, children. I always love the anonymous and judgemental attitudes towards pictures on the net. Sure, you say she's ugly now, but I am 100% certain that if she stood in front of you wearing what she's wearing in the picture, she would at very least raise a smile from you. And I'm very sure you wouldn't complain about her face at that time either.

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I_defenestrate
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:04:56 PM

I'm inclined to agree with Taha. I'm 30 and do not find the girl in the picture attractive at all. Well, other than I'd like to see what she is wearing on someone completely different. Having said that, I'm also going to agree with Highlander in that if she came up to me, I'd smile thinking about that outfit on a completely different girl.

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Highlander
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:06:29 PM

I don't see any of you kicking her out of bed on a cold and rainy night.

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I_defenestrate
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:15:12 PM

@Highlander

She'd only be there if my fiance was too.

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Shams
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:17:17 PM

@Taha

I remember the world as very, very sexy place, as a teen. As one gets older, the mind tends to sober up a bit. Most likely, 10 years from now, you'll look back at what you've written or said, and you'll think, "boy, was i prick!"

But either way, she wouldn't be my type, now, nor when I was a teen. And sure, the picture is lame, and I wouldn't want my wife with gamepads on her underpants at any age. But I still wouldn't call her "ugly".


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Highlander
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 4:40:25 PM

@shams

Indeed the picture is a lame one, for a start the pose and expression do nothing for the model. As you say though, she's by no stretch of the imagination ugly.

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Alienange
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:18:23 PM
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I don't see what adrenaline has to do with anything. Just because the majority of those men prefer sex doesn't mean it should automatically lead to more adrenaline.

By the way, LOL @ 30 minutes

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:18:55 PM

Are you laughing because that's too long...? ;)

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Hezzron
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:45:41 PM

I wonder what they did during the other 25 minutes....

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Nynja
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:47:05 PM

I'm sure if they were to get 30 minutes with, say... oh;

http://www.wallpaperpimper.com/wallpaper/Female_Celebrity/Hillary_Swank/Hiliary-Swank-Very-Sexy-Pose-Bra-1-1024x768.jpg

( or insert dream girl )

They would get more accurate results.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 5:58:03 PM

Nice pic Nynja, but you got to admit Hilary Swank lacks the long legs.

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Nynja
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 7:30:18 AM

I should have put up a picture of Megan Fox. Saw a trailer with her in it... Damn she's hot.

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erislocker
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:30:30 PM
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"If you routinely pass on your girl's offer of sex..."

>implying that people on here have gf's...
for the most part, i'd say that vidya ppl are single...

more like, "pass on hand". haha :-)

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Zapix
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:32:04 PM
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Hmmm...

If I take any of my ex's into consideration...

vs...

oh, I dunno... Metal Gear Solid, Halo, Gears of War, Modern Warfare, Mass Effect, Dragon Age...

Yeah, I'll stick with gaming.
Gaming doesn't complain about a few hours of playtime. None of my ex's were good for much more than 30 minutes to an hour. BORING!

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fluffer nutter
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:43:16 PM
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This sounds like a horribly put together study. Only 100 people? Doesn't sound very organized. I prefer to have sex while I'm gaming and having my meals fed to me. :)

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Hezzron
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:47:53 PM

I was just going to say....occasionally when I play online, I swear I hear people doing both at the same time.....which is a "win, win" situation when you think about it.

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totozero18
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 6:56:44 PM

Been there done that, there's no way to defeat The Sorrow while having sex...seriously...NO WAY

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Snaaaake
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 12:58:12 PM
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At the moment I do prefer games over women, but it's probably because I'm still single and I haven't found the girl of my life.

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BikerSaint
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 1:07:46 PM
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WTF???

Exactly who were all these participant's who allowed themselves to be wired up during sex???

Best Buy's Geek Squad?????



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Ultimate_Balla
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 1:32:12 PM
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LMAO! Killer. . .

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xnonsuchx
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 1:48:21 PM
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How about gaming sex? ;-)

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I_defenestrate
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 1:53:04 PM
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Just goes to show you can't believe all these studies on video games.

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I_defenestrate
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 1:54:53 PM

I really hate those ads that sometimes block the bottom comment..

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Danny007
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:05:21 PM
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Woooo Ben, is that your girlfriend in that picture? Ben Dutka is a player.

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JPBooch
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:12:27 PM
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You can't bust a nut while gaming...

nuff said.

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I_defenestrate
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:17:54 PM

Or, you can't game while busting a nut.

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Nynja
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:34:33 PM

You can, but it gets pretty messy :}

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KillerBrew
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:32:16 PM
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I am sorry but the climax at the end of sex is way better then the climax at the end of a game.. Just my opinion lol..

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KillerBrew
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:33:13 PM
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I think you can bust a nut while playing a game, especially when getting a bj and playing a game at same time lol..

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JPBooch
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:51:36 PM

Yeah, good luck with that, lol.

Although, it might work for those guys who don't last long enough. Mount her up and throw on a little RDR.


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Xerolith
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:41:45 PM
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Hey guys, I've been a long time reader, but never posted. This seems to be an appropriate topic to start in on haha.

Let me tell you as a recently married man, that I for one prefer sex over playing games. Though RDR is closing in fast... ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:12:02 PM

wait till you have kids :)

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FlyingKickPunch
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:30:37 PM

i hear that, world!

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Alienange
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:38:20 PM

For real. You'll prefer games over sex AND your kids.

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Kai200X
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 2:52:25 PM
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Is it wrong to do them both at the same time?

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fluffer nutter
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 5:35:14 PM

Thumbs down for asking when you should be doing.

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chicoda1nonly
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:10:57 PM
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I Can't believe there is actually a study on this subject and that we as gamers are having a discussion about it! wow! Anything is possible in the world of gaming! Love it!!! anyway sex is GREAT and almost any male gamer, unless u just dislike sex as a whole, will not refuse if stimulated and initiated!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:15:21 PM
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I think we can all agree that regular access to sex and video games makes us all much more agreeable in daily life. But take it from me, hauling yourself off a woman and then immediately firing up the PS3 is a bad move. Try to keep your mistresses separate, only then can there be the free and open sharing of sex and gaming.

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FlyingKickPunch
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:29:43 PM
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all you guys are so risque today. lol

besides, maybe those 100 guys were all dating fat chicks?

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Karosso
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 4:51:08 PM

Tao, dating fat chicks is like playing the Wii, its a lot of fun until your friends catch you doing it :)

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FlyingKickPunch
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 5:06:58 PM

lol, nice one!

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Nynja
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:31:50 PM
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My woman could have told you that.

Adrenaline? No. Hormones? Yes. Although, it is stated that the higher the adrenaline in one's system is, typically the higher the arousal.

See, this is how it is for me.

Sex is like games (for me). Let me explain. I'll use analogies that many of us here can relate too.

Lets say finishing a game is like the climax of sexual intercourse. In my world, the climax is defined when my partner reaches, not me. My satisfaction is like the credits, it comes after the finale (see what I did there). Moving along...

Now, when playing brand new games I'm all about the climax. I can't wait to finish it. When I'm playing a game that I've already beaten, the ending looses it's flair after a few times. I still love the game, but why play it when I already know what happens?

I've been in a relationship for over 11 years. I've seen the credits thousands of times. Try playing the same game for 11 years straight. You get my point?

I'm sure you would get different results from men who are in long relationships vs those in new.

God I hope my woman doesn't see this comment!

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Zorigo
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:47:46 PM

Dude, i think what you need is spontinaeity. i think i spelt that right, but seriously, i've seen a load of stuff on it... mix it up with her (I'm assuming here... no offense either way), see where it goes.
Now, i'll stop being a counsellour. and play cod.
¬_¬ oh jeez....

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Nynja
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:48:50 PM

Another note;

If the study had them playing some old game they've played a hundred times, I don't think their adrenaline levels would be nearly as high.

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Nynja
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:52:40 PM

@zorgo;

lol It's not that. She's like Grand Theft Auto. It takes too damn long to get 100% completion every time you play it. Maybe if I wasn't so concerned about making sure she climaxed, I'd enjoy it more. It's so much easier and faster by myself... oh dear god, what am I saying...

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Zorigo
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 1:37:54 PM

lol
perhaps try going a little selfish once in a while. not often, that gives guys a bad rep, but every now and again...
;)
On a more serious not, would Kama Sutra help? it makes it better but without so much concentration on your part. Sorry if this is sounding to counselly but why not air my ideas.
(well the restraining order, but thats private...)

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Nynja
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 @ 7:31:26 AM

People keep telling me to try it. I'm sure she'd love it. Maybe I'll look into it.

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Alienange
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:41:31 PM
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The sad part is that 18 people still said they preferred games over sex... and they were playing Gears and Mario!

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Zorigo
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 3:45:32 PM
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To be honest, sex is gotta be where its at.
Especially if its pationate with a person you care sincerely about. That passion that could result in spontaneous on the kitchen table... i'll say no more. hold on.. say no more = snm, but we all know what SnM is... okay, i'll stop being smutty.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 4:10:19 PM
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I assume these are guys who don't have a girl yet or just lazy ass people.

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AcHiLLiA
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 4:15:40 PM
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What will turn me on when I play my games, when my girl comes in and do a lap dance for me I will just drop the controller and let my girl control me.

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tes37
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 4:46:16 PM
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This study would make sense if it read: Chemicals, Men prefer them during gaming more than sex.

You could drink a beer or smoke yourself retarded all while holding on to your controller. Not so easy to do with sex.

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FlyingKickPunch
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 5:05:28 PM

dude, stoned scrumpins is the best!

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Jonesy555
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 5:28:28 PM
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I don't think that it's so much that guys prefer gaming over sex, but more gaming is easier to get to that sex. Or is that just me?

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 5:36:25 PM
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i think both are good and essential, which one to go depends on the timing and mood. :D

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Milonakis
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 6:24:24 PM
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Pretty soon I'll be able to do both with the move. I could use it on my woman during cutscenes. Assuming I get a woman some time soon. :O

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Wage SLAVES
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 6:52:39 PM
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You guys seriously never got bored while doing it? Lol I have...and under those circumstances I'd agree with the study. For the quickie ranging 30 mins and below well then, games can wait.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 6:56:06 PM
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I would contribute to this...but I'd rather not. LOL

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Nynja
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 8:31:00 PM

Login under Arnold's name ;)

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kraygen
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 7:40:45 PM
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I think the problem was the time constraints, 30 minutes is barely enough time to get started. How long were they playing the game, I've seen very few games that got my blood pumping in 30 minutes either.

Seriously tho, 30 minutes? If thats all its taking maybe the problem was these guys don't know what they're doing.

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johnld
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 7:46:32 PM
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hmmm.. i wonder if they took into consideration that the participants knew that they were being "studied" and had all those wires or measuring devices had any effect in that 30 min quality time. haha

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Cholo Gamer
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 8:13:32 PM
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Im sticking to games forget sex....NOT they must be SUPER NERDS.

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TheAgingHipster
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 9:40:19 PM
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This study presupposes that adrenalin levels coincide with strenuous activity, which isn't necessarily so. Adrenalin improves response time and awareness, two things that are essentially unnecessary for coitus.

They should have examined endorphine levels. Just sayin'.

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NonProphet
Monday, May 24, 2010 @ 11:11:14 PM
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Ha ha, 18% preferred the games over their partners.

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ExhumeART
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 12:11:32 AM
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Damn straight

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frostface
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 12:28:42 AM
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How about having sex while gaming? Isn't that what the designer of the move controllers had in mind? Pure Genius!!!

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bridgera
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 1:40:06 AM
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What a stupid a$$ study.

I guarantee that when I was in the military, I had more adrenaline in my system when I really felt endangered.

Did that mean that I preferred having my life threatened over sex?

No...... what a stupid a$$ study.

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___________
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 3:00:47 AM
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ive always said the world has to get its priorities straight, but they did not have to prove it to me ;)

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dveisalive
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 3:50:49 AM
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Man they already go together with the Wii :)

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Beamboom
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 4:47:59 AM
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Well let me be the first to step forward then and say that I much prefer a good game than sex. When you reach your 40s and has been with the same lady a couple of decades, sex is'nt that exciting anymore. By all means, I do not turn down a good number on some occations, but if I had to choose... I'd choose gaming anyday.

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Wage SLAVES
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 6:39:27 PM

Damn, I've only been married for 3 years and I'm getting there. I guess it's because of our baby though. After our son she was chemically tamed. Thank goodness for video games.

P.S.
That was no dig on my wife though she is my best friend, cool as hell.

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gumbi
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 8:08:59 AM
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What a stupid study... Adrenaline is NOT the chemical they should be measuring to determine what we enjoy more. Yes, it certainly can tell you which activity has us more alert, energized, or amped up, but not necessarily which activity we enjoy more. It's the release of endorphins and serotonin that make us feel good, euphoric even. And take a wild guess which activity releases more endorphins and serotonin.

I love videogames, I really do. But if I had to make one of those 'one or the other' type choices, you can bet your ass I'd obey my genetic programming and kick those consoles to the curb. Thank god my wife is cool with vids ;)

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hadouken
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 7:58:33 PM
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I plead the fifth.

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wakkaoaka
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 @ 11:49:30 PM
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Well crap on my chest and call me Cleveland!

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