What's the most popular free activity among British people? Window shopping maybe? Gossiping? Nope, according to a new YouGov study of 2,000 people, it's S-E-X:
"The Scots were most amorous with 43 percent choosing sex over other pastimes, compared with 35% in South England. Around one in 10 respondents to the survey said their favourite free activity was window shopping and six percent chose going to a museum as the cheapest way to pass the time. But the sexes differed on their priorities, with women preferring to gossip while men had sex firmly at the top of their list."
(The BBC News also noted that AIDS charity the Terrence Higgins Trust, which published the survey, were happy to report that recent figures showed an increase in condom sales, as well.)
Fine, so sex won't actually save you money. You won't get a coupon in the mail or anything. There's no sex rebate. But my friend Lindsey says that whenever she and her boyfriend leave their apartment, it always seems to cost them an automatic $100 in food, beer and/or impulse purchases. So, if you consider that sex is a way to pass the time without leaving home and entering the world of consumer temptation... Oh, you get the idea!