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Women Would Rather Give up Sex Than Chocolates

Update Date: Dec 04, 2012 10:54 AM EST
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A new study in Brazil has found presence of heavy metals lead and cadmium in chocolate. (Photo : Flickr)

A new study reveals that given a choice between sex and chocolate, women would rather give up sex than letting go of that sweet bar of sin.

It is a known fact that most women simply love chocolates. But a survey of 2,000 people revealed that of everything else, alcohol, chocolate and sex were the most difficult things to give up, followed by caffeine and swearing.

When asked about giving up something for a month, while 22 percent men said that sex was the hardest to live without, only 9 percent women thought the same. On the other hand, while about 60 percent women said that they wouldn't mind abstaining from sex, only 5 percent men thought they could.

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However, 22 percent of women said that they couldn't let go of chocolate.

Among the people surveyed, apparently 19 percent said that men did not have the ability to control their urges, while 31 percent said so for women.  

Also, it was revealed that men were in general perceived as being commitment-shy, with 56 percent people saying women are more committed to relationships. Only 5 percent people thought the same about men.

In general, people think that men have a stronger will when it comes to work and sport, while the same goes for women when it comes to sticking to a diet.

"When you take exposure to temptation and strength of desire out of the equation you are left with this thing called "willpower": the force that our plans have in controlling our actions. Individuals with more willpower are probably more likely to achieve their objectives, whatever these might be. Some believe that willpower is like a muscle - it can get tired but it can also be strengthened with training. The idea is that getting people to practice doing something that requires self-control builds a general ability to do this.  There are also studies showing that when people make their personal rules very clear with well-defined boundaries, they are more likely to stick to them,' Robert West, professor of health psychology at the Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, was quoted as saying by Mail Online.

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