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It's offical: Geeks make the most considerate lovers, with four in five declaring that sex should be more about their partner than satisfying their own filthy needs.

That's according to a survey of 2,084 Brits (56 per cent male, 44 per cent female) carried out by www.PS3PriceCompare.co.uk, which also discovered just 41 per cent of "those who work in the fitness industry or were regular gym-goers" gave a toss whether or not the Earth moved for their partner.*

In further encouraging news for Reg readers, the survey found that 80 per cent of those slogging away at the IT coalface regularly whip out sex toys. This makes them the most grumble-gadget active among the polled professions, while fitness fanatics once again failed to deliver, with just three in ten confessing to a penchant for Rampant Rabbits.

However, before you lot start imagining that all this means that geeks are ultimately destined to genetically dominate the species as partners flock to them for fully satisfactory intercourse, just 38 per cent of them are managing to make the beast with two backs three times a week or more.

Top of the shag-frequency roll of honour were office workers, of whom 53 per cent reckoned they got their ends away 3+/7. Next up were sports and fitness workers at 47 per cent, while manual workers clocked up 36 per cent and business owners limped in last with 21 per cent.

Mike Elsmore, head developer at PS3PriceCompare.co.uk said: "This study was initially just a fun idea between myself and my friends, wondering whether due to the more ‘methodical’ nature of us tech-minded individuals, our sex lives were any different to say, business owners or fitness buffs."

Hmmm. To pre-empt the obvious smartarse comments, we're going to note that the survey encompassed only those who were in a relationship. Obviously, were the poll to kick off with the question "Do you have, or have you ever had a partner?", we suspect that geekdom's bid for sexual glory would be dead before it started. ®

Bootnote

*Here's the full breakdown of responses to the question “During sex, do you consider your partner’s sexual needs above your own?”

  1. IT workers – 82 per cent affirmative
  2. Office workers – 74 per cent
  3. Unemployed – 69 per cent
  4. Manual workers – 53 per cent
  5. Business owners – 49 per cent
  6. Sports and fitness workers – 41 per cent

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