There Is Now Proof That Most of Us Would Choose Food over Sex

If there are two things millennials love, it’s food and sex (well, and Netflix, obviously).

Both can offer comfort and pleasure when you need it the most.

However, it seems that millennials may love food just a little bit more than getting down and dirty.

new report from ad agency Havas Worldwide, says that 54 per cent of millennials find that “eating can be just as pleasurable as sex.” Furthermore, when given the choice between sex and “an excellent dinner at a restaurant,” 35 per cent would opt for dinner.

This is the same percentage reflected in the preference of a lot of their parents, the Baby Boomers (shudder).


The report surveyed 11,976 men and women over 18 years old in 37 countries.

Not surprisingly, it revealed that 53 per cent of 18- to 34-year-olds cited dining out as their “favorite social activity,” and 56 percent consider food shopping “one of their favorite chores.”

Let’s be honest; a quality meal can sometimes offer more satisfaction than sex (especially if you’re not cooking it yourself).

There’s a reason why #foodporn is a thing, after all. A picture of a perfectly greasy, cheesy pizza on social media may be just as much of a turn-on as a pretty face perfectly chiseled body is.

Not convinced? We present to you, exhibit A.

Food Pizza

Admit it: you’re a little hot right now. Don’t worry, we don’t blame you.

There are, however, a few limitations to the study that would likely have affected the results. The quality of food is referenced (“an excellent meal at a restaurant”), but the quality of sex is left out of the variables.

If the option between a steak dinner and mind-blowing sex was on the table, the respondents may be more inclined to forgo the indulgent meal.

Furthermore, the time of day the question is asked may make a major difference.

For example, right now, a tall pint of beer and thin-crust pizza sounds a lot more enticing than sex does. Ask us later on in the evening and that could very well change (in case you were wondering).

Oh, and speaking of sex, if you want more of it, you may want to consider becoming more charitable.