I recently came across this old (by internet standards) information graph on Mashable.com, which suggests that 10% of the 25 and under crowd feel that it’s acceptable to text during sex. As suggested by the author, I started off being a little worried about the future of our civilization, but was relieved when I followed the rabbit hole back to the original article, where the report’s author clarified: these young folks felt it was acceptable to interrupt sex to respond to a text.
While this is still a somewhat questionable act, it ruined my visions of the simple logistics involved in texting during sex.I thought of one partner bent over pecking away at a keyboard while the other is poking from behind; one partner riding no-handed so she can update her Twitter; one partner facesitting, the other on Facebook. Interesting ideas for erotica or porn, but not very practical in real life.
What I really don’t understand is why people allow the outside world to interrupt their sex. One of my favorite things about sex is how it can shut out all other distractions for the duration of the act. The focus is on you, your partner(s), the sensations of sex, and how your bodies fit together. It is one of the few times in my life where I can focus on one thing. Even my fancy new phone can’t drag me away from that.
What do you think? Is there any text worth stopping sex for?
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