|(Thanks to Digital Trends)|
You'd think that there were some areas where the phone might be put away, though. Wouldn't you? I don't know, like maybe taking a shower. I'm waiting for the first waterproof smartphone so you can access Facebook or Twitter while you clean yourself (Congressmen will not be allowed these phones).
Another area that you would think would be off-limits for phone use would be sex.
But to 12% of "Millenial Moms" (i.e. moms aged 18-35), you would be totally wrong. In fact, you would be so wrong that they would look at you and wonder what you've been smoking.
Yes, according to a Meredith's Parenting Network study (h/t: Yahoo News), 12% of these Millenial Moms admit to using their smartphones while having sex.
I will pause here while you picture that.
I know I want to see that Facebook status update!
This just seems so many kinds of wrong to me, though the Yahoo story does make a good point. The study didn't delve too deeply into what they use the phones for. Smartphones nowadays do have lots of interesting apps and stuff, especially things like cameras and the like. Maybe she's checking to see how many calories she's burning. You know there's an app for that!
Can this account for the 12%?
Or maybe the guy's just boring?
If so, he should take heart. According to Digital Trends, where I found the above picture, 33% of Americans prefer their smartphones to sex. So at least these women don't fall into that category! They just need a little distraction. So don't be alarmed if you hear the WHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! of an Angry Bird. She's just having her own fun while you're at it.
It's not you. It's them. Those birds.
I really don't know what to make of this story. It just kind of boggles the mind, along with those surveys years ago that talked about eating during sex.
Any of you get any bright ideas, I'm unfollowing you on Twitter. I will have no choice.
The rest of the stats in the survey are nowhere near as interesting (or fun). A full 21% of these moms admit to using their phone in the bathroom. More than 80% of them are on Facebook, yet 57% consider it a waste of time.
You know, the usual stats.
So let's get back to the sex.
Really? I mean I just can't...
I tell you, those cameras had better be getting a workout.