From the shower to the sack, have you ever tried full blown texting while having sex?
Well, at least 10% of us remain unwilling to part with our smartphone, even in the bedroom.
According to the new Mobile Consumer Habits study released by Jumio, smartphone usage is so prevalent in our everyday lives that nearly one in ten owners admit to having used their phone during sex.
Add in other unexpected places such as the shower (12%), in church or other place of worship (19%) and the bigger picture becomes clear - we are a slave to our devices.
“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, Jumio.
Calling Dr. Love
Speaking of bad habits, “sexting” takes on a whole new meaning, with the young even more daring and comfortable with their smartphones as strange bedfellows; this number rises to one in five (20%) among those ages 18 – 34.
When even the most intimate of moments isn’t a cell phone-free zone, perhaps it’s no coincidence that 12% of respondents in a relationship said they believe their smart phone gets in the way of that relationship.
You use your smartphone… WHERE?
“Panic sets in when consumers are separated from their devices, with privacy concerns topping the list," Barach said.
"People have good reason to be on high alert; nearly 30% of adults admit to snooping on someone else’s mobile phone, making users aware of the potential violations that happen when we put our own phones down.”
Conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Jumio, nearly three-quarters (72%) of respondents report being within five feet of their smartphones the majority of the time, and admit they use their devices in some unusual places.
Nowhere seems to be off limits, with some adults using their smartphones:
• In a movie theater: 35%
• During a dinner date: 33%
• At a child’s or school function: 32%
• In church or a place of worship: 19%
• While in the shower: 12%
Despite the many warnings tied to the dangers of talking or texting while driving, more than one-half (55%) of admit to using their smartphone while driving.
Keep off my phone
Though it’s not often far from reach, the most users (59%) keep their phone password protected. But people still fear what will happen if their phone ends up in someone else’s hands, which may be tied to the fact that nearly three in 10 adults (29%) admit to snooping on someone else’s phone.
When it comes to their primary concern over losing their smartphone, users are most worried about:
• Theft of personal information: 65%
• Losing contact with others: 58%
• Calls being made on their behalf: 39%
• Someone logging into their social profiles: 33%
• Someone using their mobile payment options: 26%
What is the weirdest place you have used your smartphone? During sex? Tell us your experiences below