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Thanks to technology, these days you don’t have to be anywhere near your latest squeeze to have a thrilling session in the sack - and apparently loads of us prefer it that way. Yes, somewhat bafflingly, according to a new survey one fifth of us prefer ‘digital sex’ - that includes sexting, video or webcam cyber-sex and sending explicit photos via Snapchat - to real life sex. Why? It’s ‘less embarrassing’, they said. Eh?
Worryingly, the latest study, by CyberCompare.net, revealed that of the 1,612 men and women aged 18+ surveyed, one in ten said that they don’t actually enjoy physical sex. Instead, they liked the ‘thrill and fantasy of digital encounters’. Right.
Now that one in three of all our sexual encounters is online, it’s not surprising there’s been a shift in attitude towards how we approach bedroom antics. And there’s certainly something to be said for the odd Not Suitable For Work text or pic, especially if you’re in a long-distance relationship or away from your other half. But surely sex is only truly great when you’re, y’know, actually in the same room? And, as for embarrassment, is there anything worse than the trail of media documenting your last ‘encounter’ lingering on your phone? No, no there isn’t.
So do you have a digital sex drive? Or are you ditching the phone for something altogether more physical…?