So I dated this fashion blogger slash Twitter starlet slash Instagram addict a while ago and that was the first time when I realized: Wow, I think her iPhone is stapled to her hand, even when we were having some sexy time. I gave my best there, she liked some posts. And it was depressing, absolutely depressing. After we broke up she probably became her phone, I don’t know.
A new study shows that one in ten people check their phones during sex – regularly. “Less than 10 years ago, Steve Jobs promised that smartphones ‘will change everything,'” Kostadin Kushlev, a psychology research scientist at the University of Virginia, said when announcing the findings. “And with the Internet in their pockets, people today are bombarded with notifications—whether from email, text messaging, social media or news apps—anywhere they go. We are seeking to better understand how this constant inflow of notifications influences our minds.”
We can’t read books without checking our phones, we can’t watch TV without checking our phones, we can’t play video games without checking our phones. And now we can’t even fuck without checking our phones. That’s not a future I want to live in! “Importantly, we found that people can reduce the harmful effects of overstimulation by smartphones simply by keeping their phones on silent and out of easy reach whenever possible, thus keeping notifications at bay,” Kostadin adds. We’re living in a very strange new world…
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