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Nearly a third of Americans would give up sex before their smartphone

By Shawn Knight
Jul 20, 2016
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  1. Nearly one in three Americans would rather give up sex for three months instead of their smartphone for just one week according to a new survey from mobile intelligence developer Delvv.

    In its Digital Habits Survey 2016, the firm asked 355 Americans at least 18 years of age or older a series of questions pertaining to their friends, family, technology and more. By far, the most surprising find is that roughly 29 percent of respondents would rather give up sex for an entire quarter instead of exchanging their smartphone for a “dumb phone” for a single week.

    Delvv founder Felice Gabriel explains the metric to a T.

    She tells Bustle that young adults have grown up immersed in a culture of instant gratification, adding that many have both a fear of missing out on new information and of being bored. Smartphones, she continues, deliver information instantaneously across many social channels which provides a sense of constant connectedness and validation from being the first to know someone’s news and / or receive positive feedback and approval about their updates.

    I couldn’t have said it any better myself.

    Interestingly enough, the survey also found that many people feel guilty for spending so much time using their smartphones. Nearly two in three (61 percent, to be exact) millennials believe they should cut down on their smartphone use compared to just 40 percent of Gen Xers and 14 percent of Baby Boomers.

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,920   +687

    Haha!

    I would love to know the male to female ratio of the results. Did more women say they'd give up sex or was it more men?

    Either way, funny article.
     
  3. Thorney

    Thorney TS Member Posts: 23   +7

    I would give up my smartphone to have sex lol marriage eh!
     
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  4. yRaz

    yRaz TS Evangelist Posts: 1,906   +954

    Well in a world when you can't even tell someones gender I'd start considering giving it up.

    "I'm a girl!"
    "that's a penis....."

    yeah, I think smartphones are the way to go
     
    Geforcepat, bmw95 and EClyde like this.
  5. cldmstrsn

    cldmstrsn TS Booster Posts: 101   +51

    Thats a lot of people having bad sex.
     
    EClyde likes this.
  6. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 1,676   +780

    At 60 that is a pretty easy decision ..... seriously!
     
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  7. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Evangelist Posts: 851   +201

    I have a feeling a lot of people really didn't think their answer through on this one...
     
    Puiu likes this.
  8. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,512   +503

    That's as untrue as cold pizza is bad. Cold pizza is still pizza!
     
  9. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,310   +56

    I don't even use my smartphone except for once a week. Might that show how much sex I have?
     
  10. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    Only you and/or your partner can answer that one but methinks you ought to forego going into details here... unless you just gotta :)
     
  11. veLa

    veLa TS Evangelist Posts: 708   +168

    Nearly a third of Americans aren't scoring so why would they give up their phones too?
     
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  12. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 707   +181

    Wrong...Sex for guys is always good...now ask you girlfriend
     
  13. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,557   +2,900

    Yep in a world where a third can not have sex, at least they can hold on to their phone.
     
  14. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,512   +503

    So your comment is sexist, and you are wrong. What I meant is that even lousy sex is still sex... there you go.
     
  15. fl21289

    fl21289 TS Booster Posts: 59   +38

    So if I stop using my phone for a whole week... Does that mean I get sex everyday for 3 months? If not what's the point haha.
     
  16. bmw95

    bmw95 TS Addict Posts: 106   +58

    lol taken one too many trips to Thailand?
     
  17. Makson

    Makson TS Rookie Posts: 19   +7

    If some people prefer their 'phone to sex, they are yet to experience real sex.
     
  18. Kraemepoo

    Kraemepoo TS Enthusiast Posts: 29

    The best part about going on vacation is turning off the smart phone and telling people "I'll be out of coverage for the next 10 days, don't bother texting, calling or emailing me until I return to work," even when I'm planning on staying in town the whole time. Maybe I'm different and anti-social, or maybe it's 10 years of being obligated to answer the phone and solve business critical issues 24/7 that make me look at my smart phone as a vile, hateful device.
     
  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,557   +2,900

    There is a such thing as getting burnt out. Sadly I'm not one of them but that is my problem. I take it you have the problem as well.
     
  20. Axle Grease

    Axle Grease TS Booster Posts: 69   +20

    It is going to get far worse when smartphone based VR headsets become mainstream.
     
  21. EClyde

    EClyde TS Guru Posts: 707   +181

    I knew what you meant and my comment maybe sexist but I don't care. What it is for certain is truth..
     
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    Oh, this is easy. Just download your porn to your smartphone, and enjoy the best of both worlds! ;):cool: (y)
     
  23. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    Come on guys!!! keep this PG!! :p
     
  24. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,512   +503

    No it is not, man will certainly get an orgasm after pumping it long enough if necessary, that doesn't make it "enjoyable", bad sex goes both ways and a bad laid will be bad, for one or both.
     
  25. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 910   +388

    That's ONE way to stop the spread of STD's I guess LMAO.
     

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