One in four adults in relationships say they’ve chosen streaming television over sex at least once in the past six months. Other findings from the WSJ/SurveyMonkey poll include:
- Men and women are equally likely to admit they’ve turned down their partner for sex in favor of watching streaming video (25 and 26 percent, respectively).
- 36 percent of those age 18-38 say they’ve chosen streaming TV over sex, and 30 percent say their partner has chosen streaming TV over sex. Among those 39 and over, just 16 percent and 19 percent say the same.
- A confounding variable: These younger generations watch more streaming television, which means they have more opportunities to make this tradeoff. Two-thirds (66 percent) of those age 18-38 say they watch streaming television “nearly every day,” while just 42 percent of older adults say the same.
- Still, a large majority (86 percent) say they consider the time they spend watching streaming television with their partner to be “quality time” that they spend together.
Click through all of the results in the interactive toplines below:
Do you ever watch television on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, or other streaming services?
How often do you watch streaming television shows with your partner?
Which of the following is more true for you, even if neither is exactly right? Watching streaming television with my partner… Is quality time that we spend together/Takes time away from quality activities we could be doing together
Do you think you and your partner’s television streaming habits lead to you have more or less sex, or do they not have an effect on your sex life?
In the past 6 months, have you ever chosen to watch streaming television over the opportunity to have sex with your partner?
In the past 6 months, has your partner ever chosen to watch streaming television over the opportunity to have sex with you?