Texts not sex
Digital technology is beginning to dominate UK bedrooms, with 40% of adults having delayed sex with a partner because of technological intrusion, with others admit to having rushed through carnal activity in order to respond to messages. One-third of those interviewed for survey conducted by Durham University and Durex say they have abandoned sexual activity simply to answer their phones.
Unsurprisingly, the research finds that sexual relations are increasingly being played out on smartphones, with 40% having sent sexy photos via mobile and over a quarter having filmed themselves having sex.
“What this study reveals is that technology now consumes our relationships at a much deeper level,” says Dr Mark McCormack, co-director of the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities at Durham. “It’s made its way into the bedroom in more ways than we imagined, often with benefits, but also coming with potentially serious costs to relationships, as it can cause frustration and tension, and encroach on sexual activity.”