Female Gamers Have More Sex
“Maybe if we all watched a little less TV and played more games online, we’d all be having a little more sex”
The stereotypical female gamer probably spent a few too many hours in front of Super Nintendo as a child. Mario wasn’t defeating Bowser, she was, and that rush was greater than anything that ever happened in her real-life. As technology advanced, so did her affection for virtual reality. Graphics advanced so much that she became part of the gaming world. This girl is a nerd- a nerd who gets laid more than you, non-gamer.
Before you laugh skeptically and chalk this up to some delusional fantasy involving the female gamer and a Mii creation on her Wii console, think again. A study by gaming site GameHouse surveyed 2,000 adults. 41% of the gaming women said they socialized with at least one person a day compared to just 31% of non-gaming females. Girl-gamers are also significantly more active on social networks. Also surprising is that over half of all gamers are female.
More socialization equates to more sex. Add in some overly sexualized video games, and the result is that 57% of female gamers are sexually active versus 52% of non-gamers. Perhaps they learned their sexual aggression from the recently released World of Warcraft 3.
A shocking 64% of gamers are in a relationship. However, I (a non-gamer) want to think that these “relationships” are formed via interactive games. I would like to see what the survey qualified as a relationship.
Gamehouse’s chief gamer, Matt Hulett, explains, “Maybe if we all watched a little less TV and played more games online, we’d all be having a little more sex.”
A separate study recently conducted by the University of Indiana found that video games alter brain function in users.
“The pattern we found is similar to what we’ve seen in past research, and in adolescents is similar to what is seen in disruptive behavior disorders,” said Dr. Yang Wang, an assistant research professor in the department of radiology and imaging sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. These brain-alterations are believed to be long-term.
This study could help explain the GameHouse survey. While non-gamers function in a “real world” setting where sexual behavior is often discouraged and interaction is something that is done between tasks, gamers function in a completely different reality. Their worlds are sexualized, interactive, and aggressive. It is no shock that they are having more sex than your average nine-to-five woman. See GameHouse’s (via Mashable) nerdy “Infographic” with all the survey results below.