Sex or a Plasma TV? British Men Split 50-50

Survey finds half would abstain for six months to get a TV
By Jim O'Neill,  Newser User
Posted Feb 9, 2008 2:27 PM CST
A Panasonic Plasma HDTV is shown at a press preview Thursday, March 29, 2007 in New York. Panasonic has ten new plasma TV's for 2007, including 42, 50, 58 and 103-inch models. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it might not be a good time to bring this up, but nearly 50% of British men surveyed said they’d abstain from sex for six months if it meant they’d land a 50-inch Plasma television, Vunet reports. The poll, by retailer Comet, found only 35% of women would take a similar vow of celibacy.

"It seems that size really does matter more for men than women," the firm told Reuters. Cupid isn’t the only one in trouble. Roughly 25% of the people polled said they'd give up smoking, another 25% would ditch chocolate, and 20% would give up watching soccer in exchange for the big screen.