"Oh wow, breaking news," isn't something you hope to hear while in flagrante delicto, but if you have heard that, you're not alone.
One in 10 college students admit to having checked their phone during sex, according to a new study presented by the University of Virginia and the University of British Columbia.
"Less than 10 years ago, Steve Jobs promised that smartphones ‘will change everything,’" said Kostadin Kushlev, a psychology research scientist at the University of Virginia and leader of the study. "And with the Internet in their pockets, people today are bombarded with notifications – whether from email, text messaging, social media or news apps – anywhere they go. We are seeking to better understand how this constant inflow of notifications influences our minds."
The study's aim was to look at inattention and hyperactivity by examining smartphone usage in many scenarios. But of course, the big reveal is that our attention spans are so shot that we can't even pay attention during sex.