Study: 43 Percent of Americans Admit to Checking Smartphones During Sex

June 7, 2018 at 12:42 pm

Study finds we can’t put our phones down for anything — to go to the toilet, to take a shower, not even to have sex.

Americans are so addicted to our phones we literally can’t put them down. A new study finds we stare at them on the toilet, in the shower, and even during sex.

A new Pew Research Center survey of more than 1000 Americans found that we are really, really addicted to our phones.

Almost 70 percent of respondents said they check their smartphones on the toilet, while more than 20% admit to looking at them while they’re in the shower.

75 percent sleep with their phones on or near their beds.

Our relationships with our phones have gotten so codependent, some of us can’t even put them down during our most intimate moments with other human beings.

10 percent of respondents admitted to checking their phones during sex on a regular basis, while nearly half of us, 43 percent, have done so multiple times in the last year.

Around a third of us feel fear and anxiety when our phones aren’t within reach or when we’re not in an area with cell service. 16 percent admitted their romantic relationships have been negatively affected by their cell phone addiction.