IS CYBERSPACE TAKING OVER OUR SEX LIVES?

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Flicking through Facebook, I hardly bat an eyelid these days when it comes to personal updates ranging from news of engagements to baby scans and couples gushing about their anniversaries.

Quite frankly, I find it a total turn-off. We are living in an era where social media is taking over our lives. We no longer write letters to family members, or look to find love by meeting friends of friends;  instead, we turn to the web for dating sites and rely on the internet for everything.

We live in an era of instant news where teenagers aren’t using magazines for advice and guidance on new trends yet instead use You Tube as a tool to carve their characters. My toddler navigates an iPad or reaches for an iPhone faster than I flick through the day’s papers.

When it comes to our personal lives, nothing seems sacred anymore.  Even in the bedroom.

According to a recent study, couples are having sex less regularly than at any time over the past 20 years because of our obsession with technology. On average, men and women have sex five times a month, down from six times a month ten years ago, with rising numbers saying they lack any interest in sex because of the recession and are turning to online activity instead. 

Technology has crept into the bedroom and maybe it’s time we turned off the Wi:Fi and spent some time on more productive activities.