1 in 10 would rather give up sex than their Netflix accounts

With the phenomenon of Netflix and ‘chill’ still rife, it would be interesting to know which – if they were forced to – most people would give up between sex and Netflix. That is the exact question vouchercodes.co.uk asked over 2000 people in a recent survey – and the results may surprise you.

Shockingly (or perhaps not to many), one in ten of those surveyed said they would rather give up sex than Netflix if forced to choose. The official stat was 11%, meaning 220 people answered they would actively give up their sex lives. In comparison, those questioned said that they would also give up drinking in favour of Netflix (25%) as well as social media (15%).

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The survey also looked into our usage of subscriptions services such as Netflix in general, finding that 25% of us spend an average of one working day a week watching shows or movies on our Netflix accounts.

The findings proved that we are increasingly favouring staying in rather than going out, and revel in quiet nights in with our Netflix accounts. Indeed, 77% of millennials surveyed said they experience JOMO (joy of missing out) far more than FOMO (fear of missing out), which only a third of participants said they had about once a fortnight.

Discussing the findings, Anita Naik, Lifestyle Editor at VoucherCodes.co.uk, said: ‘Far from feeling anxious about missing out on events, Brits are increasingly taking pleasure in skipping plans so that they can enjoy their own company at home. The desire to save money polled as the most common reason for JOMO now being twice as popular as FOMO. However, this isn’t at the expense of quality time with friends as splashing the cash on experiences to create memories is the priority over materialistic possessions.

‘The research has found that the rise of JOMO has largely been born out of the subscription economy, with millennials in particular becoming tied to the likes of their mobile phones and Netflix. This stranglehold on their day-to-day life means some millennials are now happier to give up alcohol, social media and sex than their subscriptions!’