Women play computer games just as much as men – and they prefer gaming to sex, survey reveals

Women play computer games just as much as men – and they prefer gaming to sex, survey reveals

Women play computer games just as much as men – and they prefer gaming to sex, survey reveals

6:08 PM on 14th July 2011

Virtual reality: A new study shows that almost as many women are participating in online gaming as men - with more women saying they enjoy gaming than enjoy sex

Virtual reality: A new study shows that almost as many women (49 per cent) are participating in online gaming as men (50 per cent) – with more women surveyed saying they enjoy gaming than those who admitted they enjoy sex

Playing up: Women spend more time each week playing computer games than men, and cite stress relief as the main reason - but experts say such addiction could harm relationships

Playing up: Women spend more time each week playing computer games than men – but experts say such addiction could harm relationships

Stress relief: Two thirds of women say they play games like this one to help relax, while men are drawn to games for the element of competition

Stress relief: Two thirds of women say they play games like this one to help relax, while men are drawn to games for the element of competition

The survey follows the launch of the Doritos Dip Desperado mobile app and Facebook game. Visit www.facebook.com/doritos to play.