I’ve written in the past about why people don’t want go to the gym. Now, I thought it might be interesting to focus on why people do. Unfortunately, I’m running short on time. So I tracked down an announcement that made headlines across the country, the results of a recent study about people’s motivation to have sex. Though you’d assume people have sex for simple and straightforward reasons, the research revealed dozens of varied and complex motivations – 237 in all.
I’ve inserted a chart below. The left side shows the top 10 most intriguing reasons people gave for having sex, and the right side shows the top 10 reasons I think people are motivated to go to the gym.
|Top 10 Reasons For Having Sex||Top 10 Reasons For Going To The Gym|
|1. I was sexually aroused and wanted the release||1. I was sexually aroused and wanted the release|
|2. I wanted to stop my partner’s nagging||2. I wanted to stop my partner’s nagging|
|3. I wanted to improve my sexual skills||3. I wanted to improve my sexual skills|
|4. I wanted to get a new job||4. I wanted to get a new job|
|5. I wanted to be popular||5. I wanted to be popular|
|6. I wanted to get rid of a headache||6. I wanted to get rid of a headache|
|7. I wanted to keep my partner from straying||7. I wanted to keep my partner from straying|
|8. I thought it would make me feel healthy||8. I thought it would make me feel healthy|
|9. I wanted to see what the fuss is all about||9. I wanted to see what the fuss is all about|
|10. I thought it would help me to fall asleep||10. I thought it would help me to fall asleep|