This is the worrying percentage of people who have checked their phones during sex

Mimi Launder
Wednesday 29 November 2017 12:30
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If you are not yet convinced that society has become too dependent on smartphones, this news might change your mind.

Seven per cent of people have checked their phone during sex, that's according to a new report from mobile connectivity company iPass.

If you were to expand that stat to the whole of the UK, that would mean around 4 million Brits have possibly peeked at their phones while making love.

It's worth remembering at this point that the average British sex session lasts 19 minutes.

Researchers surveyed over 1,700 people in the US and Europe and found that people check their phone in a remarkable range of social situations.

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The survey even suggested that Wi-Fi might be as addictive as sex, drugs or alcohol.

It follows, then, that two-thirds of respondents said they feel anxious when not connected to wireless internet.

Chief commercial officer of iPass Patricia Hume said in a statement:

You might expect to feel anxious before a first date or during a big presentation, but it seems that the simple prospect of not being connected to Wi-Fi is enough to set people on edge.

If there were any doubt, our report proves that social etiquette is a thing of the past when it comes to smartphone use.

Technology, and particularly smartphones have become an integral part of our lives, so much so, that there’s no scenario in which people won’t check their phone.

Moreover, they expect to be connected to Wi-Fi when they do it.

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