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It Seems People Would Rather Sleep Than Do Much Else (Except Use Their Devices!)

It Seems People Would Rather Sleep Than Do Much Else (Except Use Their Devices!)

Not Tonight, Josephine OR No Sex, Please, We’re iPad Users …

This is just a quickie to inform MBF Blog readers during the long Christmas and New Year close down of offices … Giving a new, updated twist to the old adage about not tonight, I’ve got a headache… technology seems to have taken over the bedroom.

The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles has found that British people on average are apparently having sex only three times every four weeks.

Sexual activity seems to be declining steadily, year on year, as successive studies show.

There are wide variations across age groups and other factors and there is no suggestion yet that the population is in danger of dying out.


The cited reasons may give cause for some concern as the workplace and social revolutions go on:

  • growing demands of work
  • increasing tendency of couples to live apart
  • distractions of the digital age

All of these and more factors are to blame. More could be added:

  • increasing tiredness
  • the blurring of the boundaries between work and entertainment
  • the proliferation of screens
  • addictions to all communications except real sexual.

Blurring All the Boundaries

The main living room of the house has become the work-entertainment hub. The bedroom has become an ancillary work station. What next? What will the bathroom become?

Interestingly, reporting on the British survey from North Jersey, Associated Press reporter Maria Cheng said that Brits may be having sex less often ‘but the kinds of sex they’re having are more diverse than in the past.’ The mind boggles.

Have a look at:

The Secret to Relationship Bliss Could Be Just a Screen, 24 June 2013

Home Porn Feels the Squeeze As Public Opinion Turns Against It, 24 July 2013

Are Friends That We Only Communicate With Digitally, Actually Real Friends At All? 12 November 2013

Keep Taking the Tablets No Longer Has a Medical Connotation, 1 October 2013

Beware the Allure of the Webcam When Undressing in Front of Strangers, 1 May 2013

Changing Faces, Bodies, Minds and Social Habits of Human Beings in the Digital Age, 3 April 2013

Second Screens Are the Obvious Target for Advertisers Now, 11 September 2012

Image: McKay Savage