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Can Gaming Substitute Sex ?
Gaming is no more the poison you would use to kill the time. In the recent past the developments that occurred within the gaming world are substantial. It is predicted that the budget of the U.S gaming industry would double the budget of U.S music industry by 2012. This exponential growth of the industry, in fact reflects the impact of the video games on our lives.
There was a time when video games were regarded as a boy’s thing, but not anymore. Females play it as much as males, perhaps more. About 50% of the female population play video games comparing to 49% of the males. Out of 100 gamers, more than 40% are females and it was reported in a survey that two third of the female gamers prefer gaming over sex.
As they spend 3-5 hours daily in playing online games. Considering these stats, let’s analyze what are the factors involved in generating this shift within the mind-set of the people.
Sex has always been the primary option for man when it was about gaining pleasure, but today we are witnessing transformation among the people. As we find many individuals who place sex as secondary and games as their primary channel for getting rid of stress.
We can divide people who prefer gaming over sex into four different groups’ i.e. Those who are unmarried or do not have a partner; people who are tired of sex; people who find sex as limited or boring; last but not the least are those who are professional gamers.
The first group deals with people of age group of 13-21yrs. These people are not bound in any sexual relationship, and doesn’t have need for it. Since it’s not a need, gaming is primary source of fun.
The second group comprises usually of people who are in or out of a relationship but they are tired of having sex. A major chunk of this group is of people who are divorced, and especially women, as it is reported that 1 out of 8 female gamer is divorced.
Third group of gamers, which is not restricted to any marital status or age boundary. These personnel play games in order to transcend the reality or the real life, they prefer to enter world of fantasies and do things which they would not be able to do in real life.
Lastly we have the professional gamers, who play for earning honor and money. They are individuals who are pretty sincere towards what they do, and thus prefer job over leisure.
After having a brief insight of the gamers we can come to a conclusion and find an answer to why gaming can be preferred over sex? it allows a person to get rid of the frustration without getting involved in the complexity of relationships, or physical labor OK, that’s a bit funny but hey, it helps in developing a healthy mind that can solve problems.
It allows them to cross the boundaries of real world and enjoy something they have never experienced in life. Plus you can earn if you take gaming seriously. These are some of the general advantages of gaming, which make it a competitor to sex, when it comes to having fun or just getting rid of daily life frustrations and stress.