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22 September 2006

Brits choose age over sex

Four out of 10 Britons are willing to give up sex if that meant they would live to be 100 years old, a new survey suggests.

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Four out of 10 Britons are willing to give up sex if that meant they would live to be 100 years old, a new survey suggests.

Long life at the cost of celibacy proved more popular with women than men as 48 percent of women surveyed said they would give up sex to live until 100 but only 31 percent of men agreed.

There were, however, some things more sacred than long life, the poll commissioned by health insurance company Bupa showed.

74% will not give up money
Ninety-four percent of respondents said they would not give up their friends and family to live to 100, and 74 percent said they would not give up money.

Nearly two-thirds of the 1 003 people polled also thought it was more important to live sensibly and to an old age, than to live fast and die young.

About 90 percent of those surveyed said the British health care system would have to change in order to cope with people living longer. – (Sapa-AFP) Read more:
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