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Forget sex, we need smartphones: Survey

Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 2:30 PM ET

Americans would rather go without sex than give up their mobile phones, televisions or Internet, according to an online survey released recently.

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The Harris Interactive poll surveyed adults about their relationship to technology.

When asked about the things they couldn't live without, 20 percent said they could not live without sex.

(Read more: Size matters: Tablets are the new smartphones)

That trails 28 percent who said couldn't live without Internet access, 26 percent who said their mobile phone was a must-have, and 24 percent who said they couldn't make it without their computer or laptop.

If Americans had to choose between sex and convenient transportation, sex would lose again. Forty-two percent of those surveyed counted their car as life necessity.

Eating took the top spot as 73 percent choose food.

—By CNBC's Karma Allen. Follow him on Twitter @iam_karma

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