Women rush through sex for TV shows

A new survey has found that women rush through sex so they don't miss their favourite TV shows.

According to a poll conducted by telecommunications firm Tiscali, 17% of women between the ages of 16 and 24 confessed to speeding through sex or putting it off completely so they didn't miss TV appointments.

More than half the women in this age range also admitted to watching episodes of their favourite programmes a minimum of five times.

Of all the 1,600 people questioned, 12% claimed that watching TV is more pleasurable than spending time with friends and family.

"Loyal fans let little stand in the way of seeing their favourite show," said Tiscali TV director Simon Hunt.