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One in three people would want £1m to give up their mobile, and those aged between 16 and 24 would prefer to give up sex for a month than do without their handset, according to Carphone Warehouse's Mobile Life survey. Mobile Life, a six monthly survey, this time also convinced 24 people to give up their mobile phones for a …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Sex in the teenage demographic...

    ...remains very talked about and little done. Possibly hence the notional potential losing out to the concrete social link.

  2. Robert Long

    Darwin at work

    The scourge if mobile phones could be wiped out in a generation! That's the best news I've heard all year.

  3. Nick

    Can I swap...

    Can I swap my mobile for a months worth of sex?

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    not much contest

    So teenagers who (certainly judging by my spotty faced teenage years) may or may not be 'getting any' on a regular basis, and when they do are so inexperienced (hopefully) for it to be all that great... so in that case who wouldn't be more willing to give up a month of that rather than their phone.

    As for the other findings..... people who have given up their phones being ;-

    "more relaxed" - cos people are not calling / texting them 24/7

    "more organised" - as they have to plan in advance

    hmmm ... no shit sherlock?

  5. Mr D


    Depends... What type of phone is it ???


  6. Gavin

    Sex please

    sex for my mobile sounds like a good deal, where do i call?


  7. Joel


    Pay as you Go?

  8. Robert Ramsay


    Pay as you Come, surely?

    ...I'll get me coat...

  9. Chris


    Now if we asked them, would you give up a mobile phone forever in order to have sex, assuming you never have sex if you keep the mobile phone............

    I think the headline would be 'Teenagers prefer sex to mobiles'

    Dumb surveys, it's always in the phrasing.

  10. kain preacher


    I want to see the teens that were question. I want to know if they even have a chance of getting laid. Hmmm PS3 or sex

  11. Alan Donaly

    earth to geeks

    I have some news for you guys who never

    got any anyway teenagers use those damn

    mobile phones to get laid thats what all that

    furious texting is about of course so "do without

    mobile or sex" more like do without mobile

    and sex for those too stupid to know that everything

    teenagers like is used to facilitate having sex meeting

    partners hooking up thats what it's for isn't it.


  12. Richard Freeman

    Are they Insane ???

    I think I would rather give up my Mobile phone than ... well almost anything really in fact F*@#&% it, I have I was not required to carry it for work I think say 2 Seconds in the micro-wave would do it a world of good

  13. Josh

    At least

    At least they aren't getting knocked up and what not if they're talking on their phones.

  14. A. Lewis

    What a load of old rubbish.

    It annoys me how over-written these surveys get. The BBC are usually the worst at analysing ever last detail of a true of false questionnaire that some 'independent' researchers in the pockets of a large company gave out to about three and a half people.

  15. Ben Saxon


    That was either incredibly stupid, or a rather bizarre poem. Or possibly both.

  16. Ishkandar

    Re. vibrator function

    At the very least, you'll NOT get done for bestiality !! You might go blind, though, or so I've been told !!

  17. Brian Hall

    How about both?

    Try iGasm!

    gadgetcandy {dotcom} /archives/2007/04/igasm.php

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Well, if they wont...

    ... wear condoms, then this is a rather welcome peice of news. Maybe Durex would sell more stock to teenagers if there product whistled the latest ringtones. Or to borrow from "Whoops apocolypse" Comes in all the latest tunes, and so can you!

    Or am I being silly?

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