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Sex Life Secondary to Social Media

Maddy V     
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The smartphone appears to be more interesting in bed than the bed partner. Nowadays there are even telephone condoms to silence the devices.

Already in 2013 a study was carried out in Great Britain which shows that when you spend a lot of time on social media, your sex life has to suffer. That this has not diminished in recent years shows the recent advertising of a telecom provider: a free condom for your phone.


The British Investigation


Research in 2013 among more than 15,000 Britons between the ages of 16 and 45 showed that they had sex on average less than five times a month in 2013. A sex life study was also carried out in the 1990s when the outcome was more than six times a month.


More Results from the 2013 British Study


  • Online porn is the replacement of sex
  • Sixty percent of men between 65 and 74 had sex that year, on average 2.3 times. The percentage for women is 42 percent and 1.4 times

Smartphones are Sex Killers


Smartphones are sex killers' number 1. Worrying about work comes second.

Not only do people in bed prefer to play with their smartphones, but they also only start sex later in life, and this is also a result of pressure from social media, according to research by Rutgers and Soa Aids Nederland that last year (2017) has been presented. More than 20,000 young people between 12 and 25 years of age participated in this study. A smaller study was carried out in 2018.


From the 2017 and 2018 Surveys


  • More than half of the young people between the ages of 12 and 14 feel too young for sex
  • In 2017, half of the young people of 18 years already had sex. That was five years ago half of the young people of 17 years
  • A lot of time is spent on social media, etc.
  • Watching sex online makes sex less exciting
  • With all the information that is available online, the knowledge about STDs and sex appears to have decreased: 30 percent of young people make love for the first time in a relationship. In a one-night stand, even more, than 40 percent do not use a condom.
  • Testing for STDs is not popular among young people, even if they have had sex with several people.
    Young people attach increasing importance to the first time sex. They prefer that experience in a relationship.
  • Being in bed with a telephone was common

Smartphones not only lie on the bedside tables but also take the place of the partner in bed, according to research by telecom manufacturer Ben. About nine out of ten people are annoyed by the telephone use of their partner in bed, and around 70 percent consider telephone use in bed as a killer of sex life. That is why Ben decided to hand out telephone condoms. "That way you have a lot more fun together between the sheets because without a mobile, you are better in bed," says the advertising. The case is very popular: the stock is exhausted, and there is a waiting time when ordering.


Maddy V

Dutch journalist and editor. Specialized in writing articles about sex, health and relationships.
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