"When asked what they would be least willing to give up - sex, chocolate or alcohol - men were very decisive. Sex was almost five times more important to men than chocolate, and four times more important than alcohol. Women were not so quick to choose: chocolate and sex were equally important at 40 per cent each. Only one in five women wouldn't like to give up alcohol."
Interesting. So, we asked 10 women which they'd go for, if forced to make a choice. Here's what they had to say:
As much as I love chocolate, being a married woman in a relationship for 10 years, I'd take the sex any day. We're both so busy that it's easy to grab that vegan chocolate brownie to quench the craving in a flash -- finding time to get down, ahem, to it, is far more challenging. -- Rebecca Poirier
I'm a chocoholic but I'd never choose chocolate over sex. Maybe I'd feel differently if I was single and had to go through the whole mating ritual dance that generally takes place before sex. In that case, chocolate would be far more convenient. However, I'm married which means I have a built in vending machine full of sex in my house, so to speak. -- Naomi Mackenzie
I'd pick chocolate over sex -- maybe because I'm pregnant with twins and have an 18 month old at home. I know that the work involved in having a kid is more exhausting than having to work off a few extra pounds from too much chocolate. Plus it always tastes good. -- Fiona Robertson
If I had to give up either chocolate or sex, the choice is easy - chocolate, for sure. I'm not saying I don't have a sweet tooth, and sometimes a girl's just got to have her chocolate. But sex? There's no replacement for good sex, battery-operated or otherwise. Don't studies show that sexual intercourse (and orgasms) help relieve stress? On the other hand - and in my own experience -- chocolate leads to momentary bliss, sure, but days of post-indulgence guilt! -- Gracie Lou Freebush
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I'd choose sex because it has a more lasting impact. It combats stress, makes me happy and is great exercise. Plus, it's a euphoric experience that involves somebody else, whereas scarfing down a KitKat sometimes seems like something you should do in a dark closet all by yourself. -- Jaye Christenson
I'd pick sex over chocolate anytime, please and thank you. If you had asked me when I was still on the pill, I probably would have picked chocolate, because the pill suppressed my libido (something I'm only discovering now that I've stopped taking it). But these days, I really shouldn't be eating tons of chocolate anyway so I'd have to pick sex. At least you burn calories doing it ... can't say that about eating chocolate. -- Gemma McIntyre
I am NOT giving up sex. It's fun and burns calories, too. What's not to love ... when it's good? I could actually give up chocolate. Sugar's not good for my particular physique -- it makes people ask if I'm pregnant. For about three months, I managed to stay away from sugar, including chocolate (it got way easier after about three days), and I felt amazing. I'm going to try that again! Wait -- if I give up chocolate, will I get MORE (good) sex? -- Jayne Bird
I would give up chocolate, but not without a great degree of misery. No more chocolate would be hard (although my waistline would improve), but no more sex not only means no more pleasurable romps with my man, but also means no naturally conceived, biological children in my future. And giving up that experience would be far worse than bidding adieu to chocolate. -- Tania DeSouza
I would 100% choose sex. I can honestly say that chocolate doesn't really do it for me. Actually, I come from a long line of non-chocolate-eating women. My mom can't even stomach the sweet stuff. Now, if we had to choose between sex and chips ... the answer might be different! -- Sally Matheson
I'm not a chocolate fan, so I'd go with sex. But if I had to choose between sushi or sex, or even French fries or sex, I'd pick the food anytime. -- Vicki Cox