Forget sex-ed fear tactics, talks of sexually transmitted infections or even religious consequences, apparently the way to stop young people from having sex is travel.

Well, it won’t necessarily stop them, BUT according to new findings, they’ll be tempted to give it up for travel opportunities.

Hmmm, maybe they’re not doing it right ¯\_(ツ)_/¯?

The study conducted by Contiki found that millennials would give up sex, carbs, coffee and Netflix in a heartbeat if they could jump on the next flight.

Specifically, 80 percent would give up Netflix (totally), 77 percent would quit coffee (no more beans please), 73 percent would ditch alcohol (who needs it really),  60 percent would never touch a carb again (no bread? Uhh, yeah okay), 51 percent would prefer abstinence (does this include self…), and 41 percent would go through a digital detox (too easy).


Travel wins every time, which is why 83 percent of millennials are heading off on holidays at least once s a year, 48 percent are travelling two times a year, and 35 percent are going three- to- five times a year.

Of course, the study wasn’t done without purpose, and on this occasion, it was to ensure the 73 percent of people who look back at life and regret not taking an opportunity, are encouraged to jump at chances by giving them a Contiki gift card.

Contiki’s gift cards can be redeemed on flights, pre/post accommodation and travel insurance. Of course, they can also be used on Contiki’s trips, including the nine-day Viva Costa Rica trip through the rainforests and sandy beaches of San José, Arenal, Playa Tamarindo, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio.


There’s also the 10-day Pure Sri Lanka itinerary where guests surf one day and safari the next as they explore world-famous tea plantations, take on a Tuk Tuk street food tour and visit a Kosgoda Turtle Conservation Centre.

The 11-day Cape, Safari and Falls trip from Cape Town to Kruger National park comes with opportunities to see the Big 5, Victoria Falls and magical sunsets, while the 11-day L.A. to the Bay trip travels from San Francisco to Hollywood and includes a party in Vegas.


Would you choose travel over sex?