Would You Rather Give Up Sex Or Your Phone?

There have been many studies throughout the years that have shown just how dependant on our phones we are, with some of them even saying that we are checking our phones while having sex! I don’t know about you, but when I’m having sex I’m too caught up in the moment to notice my phone beeping.

Pair with problems using phones rather than talk

Well, now it seems that some people are so attached to their phones that they would much rather give up having sex for a weekend instead of simply parting with their phone. Yes, really. We take a look at why people might be making that bizarre choice!

They go everywhere with you

With smartphones and mobile data, you can go pretty much anywhere and have the internet at your fingertips. It’s amazing to think that we have access to a huge database of knowledge and can instantly get in contact with friends at just the push of a button… and instead most of us will use it to look at porn or videos of dogs failing at being dogs.

One person has described our relationships with our phones pretty accurately, saying that when “your friend falls you laugh” but when “your phone falls you panic”. It is true, and until you turn over the phone to look at it, you can be blissfully hopeful that the screen isn’t completely cracked.

But we do take our phones with us everywhere. In fact, a survey of over 7,000 people found that 60% of them slept holding their handsets. Yes, they would fall asleep with their phone actually in their hands, with another 57% taking them to the toilet when they go so that they can read the news and browse social media while they take a shit.

And to think that back in the old days we would do a crossword puzzle or read the ingredients on a bottle of shampoo to pass the time!

It gets weird(er)…

Unfortunately, the findings of this bizarre study conducted by KRC Research across seven countries just get weirder as time went on… and we were hoping that people sleeping with their phones would be the worst of it!

One in six smartphones users admitting to using their phones when taking a shower. Yup, they’d be lathering up and checking out the latest news at the same time… which is really weird.

Perhaps the most disturbing of all is that 54% of people said that, if there was a fire in their home, they would much rather save their smartphone than their pet cat… despite the fact that your phone can be replaced and there isn’t much you can do for a cat that has been burnt to a crisp in a fire. Sorry, Tigger, but it was you or the high score on Candy Crush.

The statistic that has shocked up the most is that many have said that they are so close to their phones that they “tell secrets to their phones they would not reveal even to their best friend”. To be fair, if you have a password no-one else knows, a phone is a good place to hide it… but really?!

Sex vs. the smartphone

The study also found that 22% of people would much rather give up sex for a weekend than being separated from their smartphone for that length of time. I really hope that the people who said that are the ones without a sex life anyway, but it is still a pretty worrying statistic.

On the other hand you have the 79% of participants who felt that their smartphones were actually interrupting them at inopportune moments… perhaps when they are having sex!

Given the studies that say people will stop having sex to check their phone, and this one that says people are so attached to their phones that they would rather have no sex for an entire weekend than be parted from it, we are worried.

A few months ago we talked about the fact that “every phone has this amazing feature that can help to make your sex life amazing”, and it is time that you started using it. Eager to know what it is? You can read the full story here.

Turn off to turn on

If I was having sex with a guy and he stopped to check his phone, I wouldn’t just be upset. I would be furious. I suspect that the phone might end up being throw across the room before I leave him to play with himself.

Should your phone go off when you are having sex you need to do one of three things: ignore it and just let it ring, use the vibrating function on the phone to get your partner off, or turn it off. If you do anything other than those options, you deserve what happens next. After all, you’d get pretty pissed off if you were getting a great blowjob and she stopped to text her friend about their dinner plans later in the week, right?

Are we so attached to our phones that they are ruining our sex lives? How many times have you finished fucking, only to reach for your phone and start scrolling through Facebook? Are you guilty of relying too much on your phone?

Let us know if you are a little too close to your phone or if you have experienced someone using it at an inappropriate time in the comment box below. Alternatively, you could head on over to the Escort Norway forum and join in the discussion there. Is it ever acceptable to use your phone when having sex? Tell us your story.

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Lara Mills

Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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