No sex please, we’re British: shocking new stats reveal Britons care more about having a tidy house than having sex (or going on holiday)

A whopping 36% of us would rather have a clean house than have sex, and spend an average of 15 hours a week doing housework.

What are you doing tonight? Reaching for the duster? Whipping out the marigolds?

That might sound a bit on the boring side, but according to the latest stats from appliance company Beko, chances are we’re more likely to be cleaning our house than enjoying a night out or even a sexy night in with our partner.

Yep, you read that right – as a nation, we prefer to have a tidy house than a good night out, a dream holiday or even sex!

Blimey, what a boring lot we are!

The official stats show that 36% percent of us thought that a tidy house was an important part our lives, whilst only 18% believed that sex was important.

Ok, ok, so we know we’re not a particularly sex-crazed nation, but just 18%? That’s depressing.

Before you get too down though, you can take solace in what a clean bunch we are.

According to the research, each one of us Brits spends an average of 15 hours a week on housework.

It also showed that we view mess as more irritating than being stuck in a traffic jam, having to listen to telephone hold music or even dealing with parking wardens.

Though not only are we a nation of Kim and Aggie-inspired cleaning enthusiasts, we’re apparently a sexist bunch too…


The research revealed that men spend approximately 11 hours on chores, while women do the lion’s share taking on over 17 hours during the same time period – that’s nearly two working days a week spent cleaning the house!

Women across the nation may well query these figures, as they think their partner actually does fewer than five hours housework a week.

Moreover, 26% of women say their other half doesn’t do enough around the house. Great, so it’s not just me nagging then!

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