Thursday, January 27, 2011

"Social networking leads to sex faster?"

"(Reuters Life!) - Nearly four out of five women and three of five men say they believe texting, Facebook and other social networking tools cause new couples to jump into bed faster, a survey released on Monday showed.

"But only 38 percent of women say they have actually slept with a date any sooner because of digital intimacy, according to the 1,200 women and men who participated in the third annual sex survey by Shape and Men's Fitness magazines.

"Smart phones and laptops are the new toys that lead to the bedroom, it said, with nearly 80 percent of women and 58 percent of men saying social media tools leads to sex faster.

"Texting is the No. 1 way lovers stay in touch, the survey found, with men texting 39 percent more often than phoning and women 150 percent more.

"Even before the magic begins, 70 percent of women and 63 percent of men use Google and other online tools to screen potential dates.

"Sixty-five percent of those polled said they had been asked out by text and 49 percent through a Facebook message.

"Once the relationship clicks, 72 percent of women report scouring a current partner's ex-girlfriends' Facebook pages.

"Even in the heat of passion, some people just can't get enough of their digital devices, the survey found. When a call or text comes in during sex, 5 percent of respondents said they glance to see who is calling and 1 percent say they stop to answer the phone."



I don't text, I don't even have a cellphone. And I don't use Facebook or MySpace, or instant maessaging of any kind. Well, I guess that explains a lot.

7 comments:

kkdither said...

This is no surprise to me. The power of the written word. There is something very intimate about reading someone's thoughts.

I think the privacy between sender and reader does something different in the brain. Plus, you can flirt a little bit more, too, without worrying about blushing.

Hey, I gotta go, but text me if you have anything important you want to say......

Beejay said...

"Digital intimacy?" Nope, I'm not touching that one!!!!!

Mary said...

People are answering cell phones while having sex? Seriously?
File that one under "relationships that don't last".

OrbsCorbs said...

In my day it was your car that was supposed to impress the opposite sex, not your phone.

hale-bopp said...

I think that was already happening in the '80s at certain geeky colleges where we were all using "phone" and "finger" on the old Vax clusters.

drewzepmeister said...

Not surprising here. I've met a few dates through the net...

lizardmom said...

is there an app for that?? :)