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Ignore The "Women Like Games More Than Sex" Headlines

See, this is what happens when you desperately want a hot headline during the summer lull.

It started at MCV and then continued on to many major game sources, including GamePro. They're citing a new study sponsored by Doritos where 2,052 people were asked if they enjoy various leisurely activities, including exercising, taking a bath, shopping, playing games, and having sex. After determining that about the same number of women and men play games online (49% compared to 50%), the survey found that 84% of women said they enjoy their gaming sessions. That tops the other stuff, including the 70% who say they enjoy sex. And so, here come the headlines.

Now of course, we're making the comparison as the study does no such thing. It didn't ask if they liked gaming more than sex; it didn't ask if they liked any one hobby more than the other. We might be able to infer that based on the numbers but forgive me; the psychology of this issue irritates me. Sex and gaming are a tad different. I'd wager that 95% of anyone who sits down to play a game is going to enjoy it; they've paid the entrance fee, likely know exactly what to expect, and are fully capable of enjoying the experience. It's simple and easy.

Sex is a touch more complicated. Some women seek therapy for not being able to enjoy sex. Many complain of incompetent lovers (sorry guys, but it's true). A whole lot more simply aren't physically or emotionally capable. There's a gigantic and very unfortunate myriad of reasons why a woman wouldn't enjoy sex. ...how could she not enjoy the gaming session? What, a little frustrated? Power went out?

Look, I understand the need for spicy headlines. But this one got to me.

Tags: video games, game study, game culture

7/16/2011 9:45:03 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (58 posts)

Lotusflow3r
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 10:23:42 AM
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Ignore them? Didn't know of it until now.

...and who gives a care?

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manofchao5
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 8:26:45 PM

where do they keep finding these beautiful women in lingerie playing portables in front of home consoles
i have trouble enough finding a girl like that in real life

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NLCanada
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 10:27:59 AM
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Of all the gamers out there, my guess is that there is about 75-25 % ratio of men and woman online playing video games. No way the same amount of woman play as much as men, no way.

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mk ultra
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:04:51 AM

That ratio might be for women who play games. It's true alot more men play games than women, but its possible they're saying 49% of women who play games play online and 50% of men who play games play online. Not that there are just as many women online as men.

Last edited by mk ultra on 7/16/2011 11:07:51 AM

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GuyverLT
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 10:28:32 AM
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I agree, anyone with common sense would be able to see that those headlines are bogus.

I love video games I really do been enjoying since I was a kid, but I'm sorry nothing trumps sex.... Except maybe some popcorn and watermelon.

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Fabi
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 2:52:35 PM

Popcorn and watermelon? WTF? Am I missing something here?

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GuyverLT
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 4:53:57 PM

"Popcorn and watermelon? WTF? Am I missing something here?"

Well besides the fact that it was a JOKE, nothing really.

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Nas Is Like
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 5:43:13 PM

@Fabi

I guess you missed that Guyver is black (according to his display picture, anyway).

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cLoudou
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 6:06:54 PM

I thought the stereotype was' chicken and watermelon'?

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GuyverLT
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 6:58:17 PM

@Nas Is Like
Yes this is me in my avatar pic

@cLoudou
I just used whatever popped in my head wasn't really going fro stereotype, but glad you seemed to know it just a joke.



Last edited by GuyverLT on 7/16/2011 7:00:39 PM

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Fabi
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 8:19:11 PM

If you read my comment later on I clearly stated that I thought it was hilarious.


"It was worth the funny comments though. Popcorn & Watermelon? Really?"

I just thought it was a nasty ass combination. And didn't know if the stereotype had changed from chicken and watermelon to popcorn and watermelon, I don't keep up with popular culture, and was wondering if Lil' Wayne had a song called that or some s*it.

@nas - And I didn't realize that was him in his picture. I thought it was his favorite football player or something, and that's another thing I don't keep up with. And yes, you look like a football player to me in the picture for some reason.

And on a side note, have you checked out Elzhi's "Elmatic" free album he put out. It's as close as anyone will ever get to touching Illmatic.

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GuyverLT
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 9:47:15 PM

@Fabi

LOL! Funny you should mention football cause I used to play when I was in high school I was the starting linebacker for my team, so that's probably why.

Last edited by GuyverLT on 7/16/2011 9:48:17 PM

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Fabi
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 10:12:53 PM

You have that football neck hehe.

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Danny007
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 10:33:57 AM
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People lie all the time in surveys. They can't be trusted. Anyways I would never believe this.

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Excelsior1
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 10:51:39 AM
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first i heard of this i and i visit a lot of gaming sites that like to run sensationalist headlines like this. cvg for example. i don't buy the claim that 49% of online gamers are female for a second. they must counting browser based games or something. i just find articles like this kind of irrelevant. the data is collected in such a way that it doesn't really mean anything so it's kind of hard to comment on it intelligently.

nice picture, though.

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mackid1993
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:52:46 AM

That's exactly what I was thinking. If you count Farmville and Words With Friends as online games, then 75% of women would be online gamers.

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mk ultra
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:13:34 AM
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One question, who takes a survey sponsored by Doritos serious? Most of the people who answered are either lying stoned or both.

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NLCanada
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:16:29 AM
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@ MK Ultra

After determining that about the same number of women and men play games online.

I interpret that exactly what it says. If they meant something different it should have been worded the way you had it worded.

But your logic would make alot more sense.

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jimmyhandsome
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:17:13 AM
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Being that its a survey sponsored by Doritos, maybe most of the participants were fat chicks who don't get laid anyway?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:22:12 AM

HA.

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mk ultra
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:27:35 AM

Hey, when I see a fat chick I think she needs a little love, she needs a little tenderness, she needs a little understanding, she needs a little mk ultra.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:35:30 AM

MK Ultra is in the house for the BBWs

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Clamedeus
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:39:35 AM

LOL mk. xD

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Excelsior1
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:43:24 AM

thanks a lot guys...now i have this image of some doritos stained fat chick and mkultra.

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mk ultra
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 12:06:43 PM

I've been told I remind people of Michael Cera if it helps with the visual. ; )

Last edited by mk ultra on 7/16/2011 12:08:02 PM

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Mornelithe
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 1:15:14 PM

Fat chicks need luvin' too, they just gotta pay!

-Quagmire

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jimmyhandsome
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 1:47:58 PM

@mk ultra

Hahaha. Now I have a visual of the skinny akward kid who knocked up Juno with some fatty eating doritos.

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TheCanadianGuy
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 2:50:32 PM

@ Mornelithe giggity!

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Gone
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 3:40:21 PM

I thought sex was a game. I got to press all the right buttons to get a combo.

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JMO_INDY
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 8:07:43 AM

BEST COMMENT THREAD....EVER.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:37:46 AM
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Gaming sure is easier, sex is a lot of work. Womenfolk got it easy, they get to do very little and sit back in judgement. As much as I'd love to jump to conclusions about a survey sponsored by a snack with colors that don't exist in nature I have to agree with Ben. It's comparing apples and nipples; can't be done.

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packersfan66
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 2:52:19 PM

Depends on what you can get your girl to do world :D

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mk ultra
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 3:30:59 PM

"As much as I'd love to jump to conclusions about a survey sponsored by a snack with colors that don't exist in nature I have to agree with Ben."


That wins my prize for sentence of the day.

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Claire C
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:50:50 AM
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That other 30% of women might not even be having sex, and you can't 'enjoy' something you're currently not participating in. Not all women have a partner at all times.

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city96
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:53:39 AM
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I'd say the only woman who enjoys games more than sex is one who has a partner with a small pinky :P

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ThePoetRazel
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 11:54:15 AM
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This makes a change from the usual view of surveys on this site.
Surveys are never reliable for anything more than forming hypothesis. You need a lot more concrete evidence than that to form a theory.

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Mornelithe
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 12:58:08 PM
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I'm not a woman, so I never cared in the first place.

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Russell Burrows
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 1:18:27 PM
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Back in the day when Lara Croft was the in thing.

At a party Angelina Jolie was bitching about her husband.

"he spends too much time playing with Her instead of comeing to bed"

I was WTF? Brads doing the maid?

Nope way too much playing with Playstation Lara Croft instead of the real deal Angelina Jolie

Dumb Brad Pitt!!

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sawao_yamanaka
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 1:54:52 PM

Brad Pitt wasn't with her at the time. She was referring to Billy Bob, that lucky old fart got Angelina Jolie!

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sawao_yamanaka
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 1:56:56 PM
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Yea I saw this article a couple of days ago. I didn't even bother reading it on other sites but I was just curious since this is a website I frequent. Either way the survey is most definitely bogus.

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Fabi
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 2:55:56 PM
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Yeah I don't even think that stupid survey deserves any of our comments.

You should know better Ben! Your readers are smarter than that to believe any of this crap.

It was worth the funny comments though. Popcorn & Watermelon? Really?

Last edited by Fabi on 7/16/2011 2:56:27 PM

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johnld
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 3:08:28 PM
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i believe they were talking about facebook games with this survey. at least thats what i saw on kotaku.

anyway, maybe its about being more accessible to women more than men. i mean, lets face it, women can have sex relatively easier than guys do. women can practically get laid whenever they want while guys need to jump through hoops to get a maybe. one of guys "moves" to get laid is get the girl drunk, and even that isnt a sure thing, hahaha. and we guys can play games as long as we want to and anytime we want. sure women can do that too but when guys get into our games, we tend to lose track of time. i dont know about other people but as for me, i would gladly do something else other than gaming if given the choice, depends on the choices of course.

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Oxvial
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 4:46:57 PM
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Not games, but the young ones likes spend more time on Facebook and Twitter than getting laid, but well like Johnld said is more easy for them to get some dude to satisfy them.

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kevinater321
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 4:56:17 PM
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79% of statistics are made up.

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cLoudou
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 7:14:32 PM

Well, 60% of the time it works everytime.

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Highlander
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 6:17:21 PM
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Silly 'study' sponsored by Doritos - check.
Wild journalistic conclusions based on re-re-re-reported stories - check.
Irony of a 'spicy' story about a study that concludes women like video games more than sex being sponsored by DORITOS?

Check!

Checking out...though I do have to say, once again, cool picture....

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Beamboom
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 12:29:14 PM

"cool"?
I believe the word you are looking for is "hot". ;)

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Highlander
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 1:18:40 PM

Indeed.

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CoolBLKguy
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 6:48:24 PM
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Women are full of s##@t, they enjoy sex and want it just as much if not more than men. A lot of women just like to play games and use sex as leverage to get what they want and to have men chase them. If you fall back and don't chase them they'll come running to you wanting to get busy, it happens every time. This comment is probably super random but whatever. lol

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BikerSaint
Saturday, July 16, 2011 @ 6:55:10 PM
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I'm positive they're high on counting the casual phone & Facebook type of players too, games like Bejeweled & Farmville, etc.

Anyways....
<<<<<I'd wager that 95% of anyone who sits down to play a game is going to enjoy it; they've paid the entrance fee, likely know exactly what to expect, and are fully capable of enjoying the experience. It's simple and easy.>>>>

HMMMM, the same could be said for sex too..... Although 95% of the time I'm not doing it while just sitting down. Plus I've never once had to pay an entrance fee.

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___________
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 2:22:20 AM
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now that has to be officially the stupidest thing i have ever heard!
my god, these people should go work for analysts creating such ridiculous remarks!

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Warrior Poet
Sunday, July 17, 2011 @ 7:12:05 PM
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I don't think this was really worth an article.

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Teddie9
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 12:09:44 PM

I would agree accept that thread above about MK Ultra made my day.

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maxpontiac
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 9:11:33 AM
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Not my woman, and that's all that matters.

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MMKM
Monday, July 18, 2011 @ 5:08:50 PM
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Wow, with the completely boneheaded remarks some of you are making about women, I wonder if any of *you* had gotten laid.

...that'll learn me to read the comments of an article like this. >.<

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phade2blaq
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 5:53:29 AM

Makes you wonder ! Unfortunately some men still think of women as 2nd class citizens and like you, I wonder what kind of women would even be seen a guy like that !

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phade2blaq
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 @ 5:52:16 AM
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Luckily my wife likes playing games but I doubt she prefers gaming over sex ! LOL !

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zard
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 @ 10:58:58 AM
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lol good thing i'm gay. Cuz if all those chicks are straight, then i can totally see them liking games better than sex. men are just inadequate. I never met a girl that DID like sex with one.

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