British women are opting to spend time online rather than getting friendly with the men in their lives, a new survey has revealed.
Just seven per cent of respondents in the poll by Zylom.com chose sex as their favourite activity.
And some 79 per cent of women play games online, beating their male counterparts. More than half of these women spend in excess of eight hours playing online. While much less time is devoted to love-making.
Dr Sally Ann Law, a psychologist, said: "Men have never had a problem with using a PlayStation to let off steam and the study proves that now more and more women are using games to de-stress and chill out.
"Women feel empowered, they are able to channel various skills including leadership, puzzle-solving and hand-to-eye coordination in a controlled and relaxed environment."
This follows recent research which showed that time spent on the computer was directly inhibiting quality time for many couples.