In a recent survey given by the folks over at TeleNav, the company found that one-third of Americans were more willing to part with sex rather than their mobile devices. As a tech blogger and mobile device junkie myself, my initial response was “yeah, so what’s the problem here?” And then it hit me! Wait a minute, giving up sex with my hot Portuguese wife for my mobile device? What is wrong with me? I supposed that’s when it dawned on me that there could be a potential problem here in the US. What’s staggering, is that iPhone users take the cake and hit the top of the charts on this one.
Naturally, it was found that smartphone users trumped in comparison to regular feature phone users. It’s expected, obviously, as smartphones tend to offer big screens, more features and better access to things like corporate email, video chatting and real HTML web browsing. The survey pointed out that iPhone users were more likely to spend a whopping week without their mate, exercising and various articles of clothing than giving up their precious Apple slate.
According to the study 22% of all of those who took the survey would rather part with their toothbrush than their cell phone and this number jumped to 40% when it came to iPhone users. In addition, 83% of iPhone users found that other iPhone users made for the best and most romantic partners, go figure. Furthermore, 38% of feature phone users and 66% of smartphone handlers stated that they sleep with their mobile devices directly next to them.
With results like this, it’s pretty safe to admit there’s a new and growing addiction going on in America. Part of me would like to echo someone’s grandfather in saying “what did we do and how did we do it before smartphones were around?” However, I don’t have a real answer for that. I can only say life has been more productive and things just tend to get done with a smartphone in hand. The thought of instant knowledge and information at your fingertips will appeal to anyone. However, I’m not quite sure I’m ready to give up the wonderful pleasures of sex for it (with my wife that is) Hit the source link to check out the rest of the survey results and definitely don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Who doesn’t love to talk about sex and smartphones? Would you give “it” up for your smartphone?