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What job says about sex life (IT workers are best in bed)
The Sun ^ | May 21, 2009 | Charlotte Martin

Posted on 05/23/2009 12:43:33 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

THE next time you want to bag the bonk of your life, you need a partner who knows a lot about your hardware.

While computer nerds are obviously good at IT, what we didn't realise is that they're good at "it" too.

An anonymous study of 2,000 British men and women concluded that out of all jobs, computer geeks make the best lovers.

They were found to be the most selfless in the sack, the most adventurous and more likely to use love gadgets.

Seventy-eight per cent of techies that were questioned also claimed that sex toys were part of their love life.

And a further eight out of ten tech workers said that sex toys played an important part in their sexual relationships

Eighty-two per cent of IT workers also claimed to consider their partners sexual needs above there own, the highest result from all of those asked.

And if you think a perfect bod means a perfect romp, think again.

Those participants who worked in the fitness industry were found to be least likely to use sex toys, with just three in ten using them regularly.

And they were also found to be the most selfish lovers too.

When asked whether they considered their partner's needs above their own, only 41 per cent said yes, the lowest score of all.

But when it comes to stamina those hours on the treadmill definitely pay off.

When asked if they have sex more than three times a week, all that joystick jiggling had worn IT workers out.

They finished third to office workers and fitness experts.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Computers/Internet; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: geeks; lovers; nerds; science; sex
There's a related survey to the right of the article.
1 posted on 05/23/2009 12:43:33 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; JRios1968; pissant

And here I just finished reading the one that said rich men are more, ahem, satisfying to women...


2 posted on 05/23/2009 12:44:58 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

this makes my day! :-)


3 posted on 05/23/2009 12:50:08 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There is a point when trying to please people puts people off. We all want other people to be a bit of a challenge.

What does it really mean to be selfless, anyway? Isn’t sex about both people? And if these guys are truly selfless, does that mean they’d be willing to get a buddy off if he really needed it? Obviously not. You have to get something out of sex to enjoy it. There are some straight guys who engage in homosexual sex without enjoying it, but they do it for the money.

IT guys probably worry about the next time they’ll get laid. Also, their lack of experience may hurt them more than their willingness helps. Practice makes perfect.

Finally, who cares what they say? The proof of the pudding is in the eating.


4 posted on 05/23/2009 12:50:13 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t know. Seems to me that if you need love “gadgets”, then your own “gadgets” must not be up to par, not to mention your imagination . . . .


5 posted on 05/23/2009 12:50:37 PM PDT by jeffc (They're coming to take me away! Ha-ha, hey-hey, ho-ho!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

wasn’t this the point of “Revenge of the Nerds”?


6 posted on 05/23/2009 12:51:34 PM PDT by fortunate sun (Undermine Obama with every thought, word and deed.)
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To: jeffc

marital gadgets


7 posted on 05/23/2009 12:52:15 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Eighty-two per cent of IT workers also claimed to consider their partners sexual needs above there own

100% of those 82% lie on sex surveys.

8 posted on 05/23/2009 12:52:39 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: 75thOVI; Abathar; alarm rider; albee; Alice au Wonderland; Amityschild; aMorePerfectUnion; ...

No amateurs, please.
Send FReepmail if you want on/off ISHP list
The List of Ping Lists

9 posted on 05/23/2009 12:54:15 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The author seems to place heavy emphasis on the use of mechanical gadgets; one is forced to wonder where the concept of love fits into all this.

No matter. In future, as Woody Allen has informed us in his movie, “Sleeper,” everyone will have access to the Ultimate Gadget - the Ogasmatron. After that, one will hardly have to resort to other human beings at all for the satisfaction of one’s carnal appetites.


10 posted on 05/23/2009 12:58:27 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
And here I just finished reading the one that said rich men are more, ahem, satisfying to women...

So that must make these guys Love gods.

11 posted on 05/23/2009 1:01:50 PM PDT by yuleeyahoo
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To: Jack Hammer
The author seems to place heavy emphasis on the use of mechanical gadgets; one is forced to wonder where the concept of love fits into all this.

Exactly. The author mistakenly mistakes the willingness to use gadgets with being a good lover. My opinion is that if you need gadgets to make things happen, you're probably doing it wrong.
12 posted on 05/23/2009 1:02:12 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Tublecane
"The proof of the pudding is in the eating."

that's what she said...

13 posted on 05/23/2009 1:03:33 PM PDT by Andonius_99 (There are two sides to every issue. One is right, the other is wrong; but the middle is always evil.)
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To: ShadowAce; N3WBI3; Swordmaker

Revenge of the Nerds Pings?


14 posted on 05/23/2009 1:06:42 PM PDT by Salo
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Somehow I don’t think the concepts of “being good in bed” and “willing to use sex devices” are compatible. If one is truly good at this sort of thing, why is a device even needed?

Call me Old Fashioned. The only device I need is my hubby.


15 posted on 05/23/2009 1:22:57 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: fr_freak

I think you beat me to this point. I could not agree more! Who needs gadgets???? Not me.


16 posted on 05/23/2009 1:23:53 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Curiously, I am a C#.NET / ASP.NET / SQl 2005 guru.


17 posted on 05/23/2009 1:27:33 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Tublecane
What does it really mean to be selfless, anyway? Isn’t sex about both people? And if these guys are truly selfless, does that mean they’d be willing to get a buddy off if he really needed it?

That was freakin funny right there.

18 posted on 05/23/2009 1:28:56 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (This tagline has been shutdown due to lack of funds.)
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To: Paved Paradise
Call me Old Fashioned. The only device I need is my hubby.

You don't know what you are missing.


19 posted on 05/23/2009 1:32:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Wanna bet the Apple guys think they are better than everyone else?


20 posted on 05/23/2009 1:34:24 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Vigilantcitizen; Tublecane
And if these guys are truly selfless, does that mean they’d be willing to get a buddy off if he really needed it?

Heck, I get my buddies off when they DON'T need it.

21 posted on 05/23/2009 1:34:39 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: raybbr

Apple guys have sex lives?


22 posted on 05/23/2009 1:48:51 PM PDT by freespirited (Is this a nation of laws or a nation of Democrats? -- Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Lazamataz
Heck, I get my buddies off when they DON'T need it.

That's cuz you're the man.

23 posted on 05/23/2009 1:51:33 PM PDT by Vigilantcitizen (This tagline has been shutdown due to lack of funds.)
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To: Lazamataz

LOL. At least you didn’t give me picture of the electric chair.


24 posted on 05/23/2009 1:57:18 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: nnn0jeh

I knew this all along. ;)


25 posted on 05/23/2009 1:57:25 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

26 posted on 05/23/2009 2:02:07 PM PDT by traumer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It's true. We computer geeks are absolutely the best in bed.

It's because we practice so much when we're alone.

27 posted on 05/23/2009 2:24:08 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
And here I just finished reading the one that said rich men are more, ahem, satisfying to women...

Hmmm, there's good money in IT...


28 posted on 05/23/2009 4:01:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Israel is built on rock. Arabia is built on sand.)
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To: Lazamataz
Ex-supercomputer jock. :-)

I could finish an infinite loop in 500 nanoseconds.

Cheers!

29 posted on 05/23/2009 4:50:18 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

FReepers missed the obvious.

Some IT guy tweaked the results! :-D

On a serious note, how is it the use of devises makes one a better lover? My cynical eye reads that as “Inadequate as Equipped.”


30 posted on 05/24/2009 7:48:20 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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To: Titan Magroyne
Some IT guy tweaked the results! :-D

LOL! True!

On a serious note, how is it the use of devises makes one a better lover? My cynical eye reads that as “Inadequate as Equipped.”

The right tool for the right job.

31 posted on 05/24/2009 9:43:48 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Israel is built on rock. Arabia is built on sand.)
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To: Titan Magroyne
“Inadequate as Equipped.”

The term you are looking for is "upgrade".

32 posted on 05/25/2009 7:09:55 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: GreenLanternCorps

LOL! I stand corrected! From the author’s point of view, at any rate. ;o)


33 posted on 05/25/2009 1:02:36 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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To: Tublecane

Spoken like a true niave minuteman.

Selfless means to ndo something no matter the benefit to onesself. It does not mean one cannot be selfless if they get something out of it. It means the benefit or not maters nothing in why one does something.

We are not all selfless. For instance, I am taking the time to help you understand the truth, rather than the fallacy you are presenting. It benefits me nothing for you to be educated, yet I am using my time to assist you.

You might point out that doing so makes me feel better about myself.

That could not be further from the truth. I care nothing about how instructing you makes me feel. Your life will not affect me in any manner, so even if I cared about others’ feelings, yours would not be considered in the least.

IT guys are not the pocket-protecting geeks of 1950. We are the guys who study how women function, know what motivates them, and who steal your girlfriend while you are at Gold’s Gym trying to impress your buddies with your arm size.

More importantly, we IT guys love to read technical manuals. M & J is a great book for the IT guy. We read it like we do the WIndows Vista installation manual.

Oh, and IT guys get paid more on average than any other field...the richest man in the world is what? An IT guy.


34 posted on 05/26/2009 10:07:03 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy)
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To: Titan Magroyne
On a serious note, how is it the use of devises makes one a better lover? My cynical eye reads that as “Inadequate as Equipped.”

Is it true you women do not realize how demanding you are? A man can be hung like a horse, as durable as the Duracell Bunny, and as selfless as the Dali Lama, and you would still bitch about not being satisfied.

With added equipment, when we exhaust ourselves, you can add a little extra. Plus, we can blame it on the batteries if you aren't, and truthfully, what woman is, ever satisfied.

And don't tell me you are completely satisfied by your husband. I won't believe it unless he says it himself.

Even then, I will question whether you are making him say it. And, even if given proof that he is saying it of his own free will, I would need a signed affidavit from a gynecologist stating that you are indeed a woman and not a man with alterations.

//jk

35 posted on 05/26/2009 10:18:40 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy)
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To: yuleeyahoo

Well between the two of them they have seven kids so they must be getting something right.


36 posted on 05/26/2009 10:21:33 AM PDT by razorboy
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To: Sensei Ern

“It means the benefit or not maters nothing in why one does something.”

If you don’t think every male, everywhere, who has any interest in pleasing women, doesn’t do so to benefit themselves, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. It’s not that “we are not all selfless”. None of us are. None.

If you want to come up with another term, a term that explains *mostly* not caring about the outcome—call it strategic altruism or enlgihtened non-self-interest. But don’t sully the English language by dubbing sensitive lovers “selfless”.

Oh, and if you haven’t figured out by now that money and a steady career aren’t the most important things to bedding (and pleasing) a woman—especially when you’re young, i.e. when it’s most important—I don’t know what to tell you. Also, sex is not one of the things in life that can be learned in a book. It takes practice. And you know who gets practice? Guys who don’t have to read manuals, be they bodybuilders or internet technicians.

As far as the whole “pickup artist” phenomenon goes, sure, those guys started out as nerds. They studied. And they consistently beat natural alpha-male types. But did they win the day by being selfless? Hell no. They won the day by studying the naturals, co-opting their moves, and practicing, practicing, practicing.

“the richest man in the world is what? An IT guy”

That’s a bit of a stretch. He deals in computers, yes, but he’s an entreprenuer and a CEO, not an IT guy. Oh, and I bet some sultan in Dubai or somewhere has more money, and a ton of chicks.


37 posted on 05/26/2009 1:08:12 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

As a retired geek married to another geek....well, you get the idea.


38 posted on 05/26/2009 1:11:15 PM PDT by FourPeas ("The government is like a very irresponsible teenager." -Ben Stein)
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To: Tublecane

IT guys run a virus scan up-front ...


39 posted on 05/26/2009 1:14:48 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: Scythian

“IT guys run a virus scan up-front ...”

That saves trouble, I guess. Also more evidence that they aren’t selfless.


40 posted on 05/26/2009 1:19:56 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Sensei Ern

Huh?

The best lovers I’ve had were of average proportions, and *knew what to do with it.* No machinery needed.

LOL, and yes, I have learned to watch out what I wish for. There IS such a thing as too much!


41 posted on 05/26/2009 2:11:45 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne ("Drill now drill hard drill often and give old Gaia a cigarette afterwards she deserves it." HerrBlu)
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To: Andonius_99

:)

I was about to post something like that.

Like they say, a man that can eat, will never go hungry.


42 posted on 05/26/2009 4:40:51 PM PDT by evilC
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