If you are reading this right now, chances are you aren’t having sex, and that’s completely acceptable. But if you’re in Britain, reading this off your phone while in bed beside your partner also not having sex, well experts say that’s a rising problem.
The internet recently heated up after a study appeared in an issue of the UK journal, The Lancet. The research was conducted using interviews of more than 15,000 men and women aged 16 to 74 between 2010 and 2012.
According to the study, by the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal), which is conducted every decade, figures demonstrate that activity between the sheets has declined steadily.
Men and women are having sex on average six times a month, citing a “lack of interest” as one of the most commonly reported problems.
That’s because people would rather text than have sex. More people are taking technology – such as laptops and iPads – into the bedroom and substituting romance for the likes of games and browsing.
So sex has gone from explore-her to internet explorer.
And while technology is taking over for toys, the study suggests the obvious fix, leave the devices off so the only thing being turned on is you.