No Sex Please, We're British and Would Rather be Refreshing Twitter

By Gary Cutlack on at

People in the UK are having sex less frequently than they were 10 years ago, with stress, money worries and the fact that we're all too busy managing our online reputations on phones and tablets in the bedroom thought to be behind the fall.

The poll of 15,000 people found that we're now doing it less than five times a month on average, a drop from a decade ago when we hoisted our tired old bodies into the favoured position more than six times each month.

The study was carried out by staff at University College London, with Dr Cath Mercer saying: "People are worried about their jobs, worried about money. They are not in the mood for sex. But we also think modern technologies are behind the trend too. People have tablets and smartphones and they are taking them into the bedroom, using Twitter and Facebook, answering emails." [BBC]

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