We're creating a generation that is completely tied to technology, and we might even be using technology while we're literally creating the next gen.
According to the 2013 Mobile Consumer Habits study, 1 in 10 Americans use their cell phone while having sex, either to text or answer a phone call. And why is it so easy to do so? Because 72-percent of Americans are within 5 feet of their phones at all times, according to the study. "It's no wonder people in relationships feel like their phones are cramping their love life — 12% of respondents in a relationship said they believe their smart phone gets in the way of that relationship," the study included. The number goes up to 1 in 5 Americans when you single out 18 to 34 year olds.
“People view their smartphones as an extension of themselves, taking them everywhere they go – even the most unorthodox places -- from the shower to their commute, from the dinner table to the bedroom,” said Marc Barach, chief marketing and strategy officer at Jumio, the company that funded the study for Harris Interactive, which surveyed 1,102 smartphone users.
Another crazy thing concluded from the study? If it's not sex, 12-percent of people are using their phones in the shower, too. No word if the percentage goes up for shower sex, though.