Better than sex? 10 things people would rather do than have sex.

Catch up on paperwork? Drink hot chocolate? You won’t believe what people are skipping sex to do.

What could possibly be better than sex with the one you love? Well, according to science, a lot of things really. And it’s not to say that sex isn’t still important to people and in their relationships, but sometimes other things take priority. Like bacon.

Most recently a new study revealed that people would give up sex for a month to avoid haggling over the price of a car. What other things are triggering “not tonight, honey” excuses from both men and women? See the scientifically-proven, better-than-sex activities below.

1. Avoid Car Shopping

Car shopping is stressful, everyone can agree on that. But Edmunds.com, a car-shopping site, just released a survey revealing just how awful it can be. So horrifying that people would skip sex to avoid bargaining for their new ride. One in five Americans would rather give up sex for a month than haggle over the price of a car. Yep, to 21 percent of Americans not having to haggle is worth a dry spell.

2. Eat

Keep the Godiva out of the bedroom. In 2012,TODAY and Match.com revealed that 1 in 3 singles would choose food over sex if they had to pick. The grub your partner would drop you for? Chocolate (26 percent) and steak (25 percent).

But the food loving doesn’t stop there. In a brand new study, 74 percent of French women said they’d rather eat than have sex. And, 25 percent surveyed said they actually get more pleasure out of food than lovemaking. (I mean, have you tried the food in Paris?!) About half would skip a romp in the sack for chocolate, followed by cheese (39 percent). Somewhere in France, there are a lot of confused boyfriends crying right now.

3. Eat Bacon, Specifically

What’s the food men and women can both agree is better than sex?

Bacon sandwich
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Whether in a Bloody Mary, inside a chocolate bar or right next to your scrambled eggs, bacon takes the cake (which is probably also filled with bacon) on the pleasure scale, according to a survey conducted by Maple Leaf Foods Inc.

When given the choice between bacon and sex, 43 percent of Canadians went with the crispy meat. As for Americans?

There hasn’t been a study on bacon versus sex just yet but judging by wedding cakes like this, TV shows like this and four-hour tours like this, we think the majority of the US would agree.

4. Use Their Smartphone

In our digital era, it’s no surprise we’re all addicted to our smartphones. Heck, 44 percent of us are sleeping with them. But even more than having a small panic attack when we get the 20 percent low battery notification and don’t have our charger nearby, our iPhone is more important to us than an orgasm.

When asked to rank what they can’t live without, US adults revealed they favor their smartphones over sex in a survey by Harris Interactive. Maybe we really are dating our mobile devices.

5. Sleep

More and more we hear how important a good night’s sleep is for our well-being and our relationship. But for women specifically, catching zzz’s are more valuable than sexy time. According to the Better Sleep Council, almost 80 percent of women admitted they would rather get some shuteye than get intimate.

Sorry guys, but maybe she’s dreaming of you during her slumber.