Your Phone Is Ruining Your Sex Life


Remember when cell phones first became popular and people joked about the fact that pretty soon everyone would be answering calls while “in the middle of someone”? (Haha, 10th grade was hilarious!) Well, those jokes have become a reality and a survey conducted by Durex (the brand you trust!) in the UK has produced some concerning results. (Well, concerning if sex is more important than Farmville and that angry email you are expecting from your boss any minute.)

Durex surveyed 2,000 adults and found that 15 percent of those surveyed would answer the phone or read a text while otherwise engaged in a sexual act. And that number grew even higher when only Londoners were taken into account. If these results are generalizable to other western populations (and I think they are, based on how much I use my cell phone), that means that you’ve likely texted with someone while they were in the middle of sexual congress. We should come up with a name for that (textus interruptus?) and then also decide whether texting with someone who is having sex is better or worse than speaking to someone who is clearly straining in the bathroom. Will “no facebooking while we facebonk” now become a standard boundary in sexual negotiations?

Even more concerning is the fact that 33 percent of respondents stated that technology is now getting in the way of sexual relationships with 30 percent stating of those surveyed endorsing the fact that their partner has been distracted by a mobile device in bed and 60 percent admitting that they might have been spending a little more time surfing their favorite sites or writing “LOL LOL LOL” to another not-so-hilarious picture their mother sent instead of playing with their partner. (Guilty.)

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