British Columbians are the least likely in Canada to give up sex in favour of the Internet, according to survey by Yahoo Inc.

In May, the company commissioned a survey polling more than 1,500 Canadians between the ages of 25 and 64 on Internet usage.

It found that 23 per cent of British Columbians would rather give up sex for one year than give up the Internet. The Canadian average was 33 per cent.

Heather Cabot, Yahoo Web Life editor, said time spent online has tripled in the last 15 years.