Men tend to get more relief playing videos games than having sex, study says

Nation/World
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

LONDON — Research from University College London shows that 29 percent of men said playing video games helps them cope with stress.

What’s even more surprising? Guys are more likely to cope through gaming than they are to take prescription medications that treat stress.

Video games even beat out sex! Ladies admitted to gaming to release stress too, but at a significantly lower rate at 18 percent.

The study said women are a little more likely to read a book at 40 percent, or talk with their friends at 84 percent, but twice as likely as men to take prescription medicine.

The study didn’t make a judgment on which ways to cope were good and which were bad.

Then again if the video game you’re playing to de-stress is the same thing that’s causing you stress, it might be time to put the controller down.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Popular

LATEST VIDEO

Major drought in California - Jane King

Rain Tops Weather Headlines - Adam Krueger

7-Day rain potential - Adam Krueger

Waterspout Spotted in Port Mansfield, TX Sunday - Adam Krueger

Monday Futurecast - Star Harvey

NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

Rain forecast chances - Adam Krueger

Food Truck Friday with Big 6 BBQ - Shannon LaNier

Weird wine creations - Adam Krueger and Hannah Trippett

$5K reward for the tiger - What would Adam do? - Watch!

"Moggy" - Adam Krueger makes up a new weather word!

Mystery Wire - Citizen Hearing on UFO Disclosure

Pairing wine with weather

Help your Neighbor

adam test 2

Houston Weather - Future Rain - Adam Krueger

Atlantic Hurricane Season - Adam Krueger

adam test

Grogan building supply

Houston Texans 2021 schedule

FEATURED STORIES

More Featured

NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

More NO WAIT WEATHER + TRAFFIC

ZIP RECRUITER

CRIME

More Crime

Local Headlines

More Local

Don't Miss