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Women gamers have more sex than non-gamer females, study finds

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(CBS/CNET) - What you're about to read might surprise you. According to a study performed by Harris Interactive at the behest of game website Gamehouse, more than half of online gamers are female.  

But that's not the real shocker in the results of the analysis of more than 2,000 adults: women gamers have more sex than women non-gamers. Yes, by a margin of 5 percent (57 versus 52.)

Are you still with me? Is that post-defibrillator feeling strangely reassuring? 

Then let me tell you that 74 percent of online gamers and 71 percent of their gaming-abstinent counterparts watch TV at least once a day.

Women gamers have more sex, study finds
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This led Gamehouse's chief gamer, Matt Hulett, to offer one of the great sentences of this year, or any other: "Maybe if we all watched a little less TV and played more games online, we'd all be having a little more sex."

I am sure Dr. Ruth could not have put it better herself.

The survey also found that more than half of lady gamers are in a serious relationship.

And apparently 70 percent of these relationship-laden women are actually happy in these relationships.

For more on this story, go to CNET News

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