February 8, 2008 / 3:14 PM / 10 years ago

Half UK men would swap sex for 50 inch plasma TV

LONDON (Reuters) - Nearly half of British men surveyed would give up sex for six months in return for a 50-inch plasma TV, a survey -- perhaps unsurprisingly carried out for a firm selling televisions -- said on Friday.

<p>Kazuaki Kawamura of San Diego looks over the world's first 76-inch plasma television at the LG Electronics booth during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2004. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun</p>

Electrical retailer Comet surveyed 2,000 Britons, asking them what they would give up for a large television, one of the latest consumer “must-haves”.

The firm found 47 percent of men would give up sex for half a year, compared to just over a third of women.

“It seems that size really does matter more for men than women,” the firm said.

A quarter of people said they would give up smoking, with roughly the same proportion willing to give up chocolate.

Reporting by Peter Apps, editing by Paul Casciato

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