A CONCERNING number of people are guilty of checking their mobile phone during sex.
That’s according to research conducted by SureCall, which highlighted the concerning rise in the number of people looking at smartphone screens mid-coitus.
The research, based on a poll of 1,000 people, found that at least 10 percent would admit to being phone-checkers during sex.
Worse still, 43 percent of those self-confessed phone checkers admitted to being repeat offenders when it came to this particular behaviour in the bedroom.
Millennials are, perhaps unsurprisingly, in the age group most likely to give into this sex habit.
In fact, people aged 18 to 34 were found to be almost twice as likely to check their phone than 35 to 51-year olds.
These alarming figures follow on from previous research highlighting the alarming rise in “phubbing” among couples.
“Phubbing” refers to the practice of snubbing your romantic partner to browse on your phone during time together.
According to a study conducted by Baylor University in Texas back in 2015, almost 46 percent of those in romantic relationships who were polled as part of the study admitted to having been “phubbed” in the past.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.