There’s a scientific reason we want to check our phone during sex

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There’s a scientific reason we want to check our phone during sex

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A 2013 mobile consumer habits study said 20 per cent of 18 – 34 year olds check their phones during sex, and nearly 75 per cent of the respondents said they were within five feet of their phones at all times.

But the question is, why are we checking our phones during sex?

According to a recent article by Broadly we check our phones so often, even during sex, because we desire a social interaction.

A new study out of the University of Virginia says the interruption from notifications can cause a level of increased inattention and hyperactivity that’s usually associated with ADHD. The conclusion of this study also found similarities of restlessness and lowered productivity between an individual with ADHD and people who receive constant notifications on their phone.

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A 2015 study found that the continuous use of our phones can result in a temporary “inattentional deafness” in which users are so absorbed by their phone’s content that they cannot hear what is going on around them, apparently even sex.

Pamela Rutledge, the director of Media Psychology Research Center acknowledges that any interruption can lead to a drop in attention span, however, she states that it’s our desire to socialise which makes us so drawn to check our phone.

She says: “Interruptions from a phone are a proxy for social interaction … In other words, every one of them has an implication for some kind of potential social contact. Since we are hardwired to respond to things socially over all else, that’s a pretty compelling invitation.”

So when we receive a phone notification we are compelled to drop our real-life social interactions, sex included, to check our phones and social media.

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