Invaluable research

November 12th, 2012 at 2:00 pm by David Farrar

Where would we be without such research to tell us what we didn’t know:

Having sex and partying are two of life’s most enjoyable activities, according to a University of Canterbury research project.

What a surprise? Who would have known that sex is an enjoyable activity!!!

Spending time on Facebook and texting, on the other hand, are much less fulfilling.

What if you combine them with sex and partying? Then they are much more fun!

Unsurprisingly, Grimm found “sex or making love” ranked first in the four categories measured in the survey: Pleasure, meaning, engagement, and happiness.

Drinking alcohol or partying ranked second in the pleasure and happiness stakes, but was rated much less meaningful.

Partying is very meaningful! Well, when it leads to sex it is :-)

Surprisingly, Facebook was seen as the least meaningful, and also rated poorly in the other three categories.

How about Twitter?

“Treasury is now including well-being measures – life satisfaction – in its higher living standards framework, so governments are into this well-being stuff,” he said.

Now this has potential. Treasury is now going to focus on measures such as well-being and life satisfaction. And this research has shown sex is what we rate highest for well-being. So I want to see Treasury do some policy proposals on how to increase the amount of sex New Zealanders are having.

The proposals should consider the issue from both a quantitative and qualitative viewpoint – more sex and better sex for all (adult consenting) New Zealanders.

Maybe it could also be a job for the Productivity Commission?

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12 Responses to “Invaluable research”

  1. Kea (13,359 comments) says:

    Sound like the University of Canterbury needs a funding cut.

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  2. Chthoniid (2,047 comments) says:

    I don’t know, maybe they could do more research into what types of sex and and at what frequency is sex required to maximise happiness. These are the sorts of questions society needs the answers to.

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  3. chiz (1,164 comments) says:

    Cthoniid – excellent suggestion. Clearly we need some sort of Fucking Commission to fund and collate such research and promote the results. Where’s Peter Dunne when we need him?

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  4. RRM (10,018 comments) says:

    I understand the school of mechanical engineering’s research into potential new methods of polishing a turd have been quite disappointing so far…

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  5. brucehoult (201 comments) says:

    Apparently the NZ average is quite high already, but it’s not evenly distributed :-(

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  6. Ryan Sproull (7,284 comments) says:

    What was the survey sample of people who had raided phat loot from a high-level instance in World of Warcraft?

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  7. Ender (105 comments) says:

    If Labour leads a government in 2014 we will have at least one Ministry for Intercourse with 300 staff and the Greens will probably get a Royal Commission to investigate why there isn’t enough gay sex happening around the place

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  8. Yvette (2,849 comments) says:

    Please refer to this morning’s General Debate
    November 12th, 2012 at 9:12 am
    http://www.kiwiblog.co.nz/2012/11/general_debate_12_november_2012.html#comment-1046538

    As Kea comments re University of Canterbury, same may apply to Victoria

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  9. Viking2 (11,565 comments) says:

    Well if you pricks and receptacles are going to have lots more sex Please wear a hat. Think of the taxpayer.
    Indeed, imagine the taxpayer watching and looking sad and crying just at the crucial moment, and stick it in your ‘ear. :lol: :lol:

    If

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  10. Left Right and Centre (2,997 comments) says:

    Fun topic… I was out partying. I say partying… dancing burns calories and perving at young women frollicking is not bad. I don’t know if I was having the time of my life. Then I went to a young Canadian woman’s backpacker room and thought I’d stepped into the third world. The total experience was just ok. Meaningful? nah. Is that what travelling abroad for young people is all about? Staying in some tiny ancient run-down CBD shithole that’s on a par with a prison block for its standard of comfort and amenities?

    Encouraging sexual activity to improve the well-being of nzders- that’s a fantastic idea.

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  11. pq (728 comments) says:

    It is time for farrar to get real about his blog,
    he should print the names of those blogs who routinely censor.
    Farrar does nor censor
    Whale oil does,
    Pablo,
    Trotter,
    NZ left wing, don’t hear here, don’t listen just print

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  12. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    Ok – then . . . .

    This whole thing is starting to read like Star Trek in reverse – where ‘reality’ is a ‘distant galaxy’

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