For those who can't afford to shop during the holidays, the British offer a suggestion: have sex instead. Love-making topped a list of increasingly popular cost-free activities, followed by window shopping and gossiping—which beat out sex among women—in a survey of 2,000 Brits. The findings coincide with a recent boost in condom sales, BBC reports.
"Rates of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections are on the up so when you snuggle down with a partner, make sure you do it safely," warns a spokeswoman for the AIDS charity that conducted the survey. Condoms are inexpensive, and can even be obtained free at clinics, she notes.