Study: Technology in the Bedroom Limits Sex

Study: Technology in the Bedroom Limits Sex

Researchers from Durham’s Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities reveal that up to 40 per cent of those interviewed have delayed sex because of technology, largely smart phones and tablets, with others reported hurrying sexual activity in order to respond to messages.

Dr Mark McCormack, Co-Director of the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities at Durham University, comments: “Technology has revolutionised our lives and smart phones are now central to the organisation of romantic relationships, from establishing them to maintaining love and affection when couples are apart.”


“What this research reveals is that technology now consumes our relationships at a much deeper level," said he.

Mr McCormack added that the advent of technology int bedrooms could have serious costs to relationships as it can cause frustration and tension, and encroach on sexual activity.

According to research findings, a third of the couples visiting the webiste admitted to interrupting sex to answer their phone. 

One participant said: “Sometimes I’ll be on Facebook and he’ll be on a sporting app while we are both in bed; we realise that we are literally sitting in bed together, but living in different worlds."



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