Thursday, February 08, 2007

Women Chose Apparel Over Sex

NEW YORK, US -- Last week we carried a UK survey that revealed how women prefer mobiles to sex. Now, a new US survey says that women also rate clothes over sex.

According to the survey, the choice between sex and a new closet full of clothes for women is simple - they go for the apparel.

Women on average say they would be willing to give up sex for 15 months for a closet full of new apparel, with 2% ready to abstain from sex for three years in exchange for new duds, according to a new survey of about 1,000 women in 10 US cities.

Sixty-one per cent of women polled said it would be worse to lose their favourite article of clothing than give up sex for a month.

"Some people say clothes make the man, but the right clothes can even replace him," fashion designer, stylist and TV personality Carson Kressley from the reality TV show 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy' said in a statement accompanying the poll.

The study also suggested that clothes often wear better than relationships.

The average woman between 18 and 54 years of age has hung on to her favourite article of clothing for 12 and a half years, a year longer than she's held on to her longest relationship.

Almost three-quarters of respondents, or 70%, also said they believed in love at first sight when it came to finding the perfect article of clothing, while only 54% of women were as confident in spotting the right man.

Nearly half of the women, or 48%, taking part in the survey by consumer products giant Unilever said their favourite article of clothing was more reliable than their man in giving them confidence and making them feel sexy.

Because clothing and adornment have such frequent links with sexual display, humans may develop clothing fetishes. They may strongly prefer to have sexual relations with other humans wearing clothing and accessories they consider arousing or sexy.

In Western culture, such fetishes may include extremely high heels, lace, leather, or military clothing. The men of Heian Japan lusted after women with floor-sweeping hair and layers of silk robes.