Are video games better than sex for relieving stress? Study says yes, for some men

Persons are stressed. Unwinding, nevertheless, could be as straightforward as turning in your Xbox. In actual fact, gaming has change into so widespread that for some men, it’s better than sex as a technique to let off steam, in accordance with a brand new examine.

Amongst 251 men surveyed in a University College London examine, found by Esquire on Thursday, 29 p.c used video games to alleviate stress. Solely 27 p.c selected having sex or watching porn to assist them cope.

The most well-liked stress-reliever for men, nevertheless, stays speaking with associates, with 74 p.c of men saying that’s their first alternative.

Neither video games nor sex are widespread methods to loosen up for ladies. Of the 240 ladies who participated within the examine, solely 11 p.c selected sex or porn as a technique to relieve stress. Most girls opted for studying, associates or artwork.

The survey follows a 2010 Texas A&M examine that discovered each men and ladies who play violent video games are inclined to deal with stress better.

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