There's a time to be connected and a time to unplug, but those lines are blurring for many Americans addicted to their smartphones. In fact, according to a new study, about 9% of people have used their mobile device during sex.
The 2013 Mobile Consumer Habits study reveals some fascinating habits of smartphone users, including that three in four Americans (72%) are within five feet of their device most of the time.
Although similar studies crop up about once a year, and in many cases, reveal people are engaging with mobile devices during sex — such as checking text messages or fielding phone calls — and at other times typically reserved for your full attention, the latest results indicate many are not curbing their habits.
"It's no wonder people in relationships feel like their phones are cramping their love life — 12% of respondents in a relationship said they believe their smart phone gets in the way of that relationship," the study noted.
Other surprising places people are using smartphones include at church or a place of worship (19%), on a dinner date (33%) and in the shower (12%). About 55% of survey participants admitted to texting while driving.
For a full look at inopportune times smartphone users are staying connected, check out the graphic below (click on the pic to enlarge it!)
And what about you, our fellow Nigerians? Are you as addicted to your phones as the Americans? How do you feel when you can't find your device -- stressed, panicked? Would you be able to 'survive' without your phone for a period of time? Leave your response in the comment section below!