plain sex
according to a new global survey, 14% of cell phone users stop have interrupted their sexual activity to answer their cell phones. From consumeraffairs.com report on a subscription-only Ad Age article:

The highest incidence of cellular interruptus was found in Germany and Spain, where 22 percent of users interrupted sex to answer their cell phones; the lowest was in Italy, where only 7 percent reported doing so. In the U.S., the figure was 15 percent, the magazine said, citing a study conducted by BBDO Worldwide and Proximity Worldwide.

now something’s definitely wrong with this regardless of the morality behind it. these stats reveal something about our culture. increasingly, sex is something that is truly — casual. a rabbit trail that may be worth following from this article is whether those who pick up their cell phones are predominantly female or male. who’s more casual about it?

maybe it’s been awhile since i last noticed but i was surfing the toob the other day after reading the report and was astonished by how many casual sex or condom references there were on popular shows. women don’t appear to be shocked anymore when men make reference to having a condom as if anytime in their encounter, sex can happen. now it used to be pretty embarrassing when girls found rubber in a guy’s wallet. that was when I was in high school up until college. this has got me thinking more about the next generation’s attitudes about sex as they watch these shows and accept paris hilton in to their world (who apparently picked up a cell phone in her video escapade). the stats amongst teens are equally eye-opening. cbsnews recently reported that nearly a third of 14 yr olds plan oral sex within 6 months and nearly 20 percent say they’ve already tried it in california.

dr bonnie halpern-felsher who conducted the study shares these insightful words to webmd about the matter,
“Yes, risks are less likely to occur with oral sex. The question is, do you think at age 14 you are really ready for this?” Halpern-Felsher tells WebMD. “You are still having intimacy with another person, and there still are possible physical and emotional risks. My concern is the feeling that oral sex is no big deal. It very well might be a big deal.”


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