According to a study conducted last month by Harris Interactive for Jumio, a mobile verification and payments company, Americans use their smartphones just about everywhere including during sex, in the shower, and even while at church (no surprise there). The survey also found that 72% adults say they’re within 5 feet of their phone the majority of the time.
Of the 1,102 smartphone users asked the question “In which of the following places, if any, have you ever used your smartphone?”
9% said during sex
55% while driving (the survey didn’t separate texting from talking)
35% in a movie theater
33% during a dinner date
32% at a child’s school function
19% in church or a place of worship
12% while in the shower
But perhaps most unusual is the fact that almost 1 in 10 users, or 9% of respondents, said they have even used their smartphone during sex.
“So it should be no surprise that 12% believe their smartphone gets in the way of their relationships,” the press release for the study said.
“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, in a statement.
And for all those wondering, the study does not mention how exactly they are using their devices during sex.