Survey Finds One-Third of Americans More Willing to Give Up Sex Than Their Mobile Phones

Technology seems to have priority over our sex lives, at least according to the following survey.

TeleNav survey examines Americans’ attachment to mobile phones; finds iPhone users are least willing to let go of their devices

Sunnyvale, California — August 3, 2011 — Results of a recent national survey* commissioned by TeleNav, Inc. (NASDAQ: TNAV) indicate that Americans are willing to give up some of life’s greatest pleasures in order to hang on to their mobile phones. Not surprisingly, smartphone users were more attached to their devices than were feature phone users, with iPhone users leading the pack. In fact, iPhone users were more likely than their Android or BlackBerry counterparts to spend a week without their significant other, exercise or shoes—rather than go a week without their phone.

While 22 percent of all respondents said they would rather give up their toothbrush than their phone for a week, this number jumped to a whopping 40 percent among iPhone users. Halitosis and other priority quirks aside, 83 percent of iPhone users thought other iPhone users would make the best romantic partners.

Even among feature phone users, however, TeleNav’s survey showed respondents’ strong attachment to their mobile phones. Nearly half of all respondents said they sleep with their phone next to them, including 38 percent of feature phone users and 66 percent of smartphone users.

From differences between iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users to the snap judgments people make based on the type of phone someone carries, TeleNav’s latest survey sheds light on just how important mobile phones have become in Americans’ lives.

How willing are you . . .

Life is full of simple pleasures, so having to choose between one of those many pleasures—such as coffee, caffeine or even sex—and your mobile phone can be difficult.

  • One-third of all respondents would be more willing to give up sex for a week than their mobile phone.
    • Of the respondents who indicated they would be more willing to give up sex than their mobile phone for a week, 70% were women.
  • 54% of all respondents would be more willing to give up exercise for a week than their mobile phone.
  • So what about our guilty pleasures? 55% of respondents would be more willing to give up caffeine for a week than their mobile phone, 63% would be more willing to give up chocolate, and 70% would be willing to forego alcohol.
  • One in five respondents are more willing to go shoeless than phoneless for a week.
    • iPhone users (43%) were more likely to say they’d go a week without shoes than Android users (27%) or BlackBerry users (25%).

Smartphone vs. Feature Phone

As more Americans jump on the smartphone bandwagon, results of TeleNav’s survey indicate that a person’s choice in phones may impact some of their daily behaviors.

  • It appears the phones we choose may also reflect our manners, as 26% of smartphone users admitted to using their phone frequently at the dinner table, compared with just 6% of feature phone users.
  • Some couples may find themselves saying it’s either me or the phone. 22% of smartphone users said they’d rather go a week without seeing their significant other than to have to forfeit their phone compared to just 14% of feature phone users.
  • How do we value our phones over other technologies? Smartphone owners were twice as likely as feature phone users to choose their phone over their laptop/computer.
  • Smartphone users were three times more likely to admit that they judge people based on the type of phone they carry.

OS Showdown

Survey results suggest that not only does the type of phone a person uses reflect the choices they make, but also the smartphone operating system they choose.

  • iPhone users were twice as likely than Android users to have spent more than $40 on apps for their current phone.
  • Nearly half of Android users said their phone reflects their overall sense of style—more than iPhone users (35%). 43% of BlackBerry users felt their phones reflected their overall sense of style.
  • While a strong majority of iPhone users (83%) thought other iPhone users would make the best romantic partners, and a strong majority of Android users (70%) selected other Android users, only 48% of BlackBerry users thought other BlackBerry users would make for the best romantic partners.

* The survey sample consisted of 514 U.S. mobile phone users (254 male/260 female) of driving age.
Responses were collected between July 15 and July 19, 2011.

Additional Survey Findings

  • Smartphone users were twice as likely as feature phone users to give up hot showers rather than their phone for one week.
  • 68% of iPhone users and 65% of Android users would rather go a week without exercise than without a phone. BlackBerry users were more fitness-conscious, though nearly half still said they’d forego exercise.
  • 31% of smartphone users said they check their phone for messages or email while at the movies; only 7% of feature phones admitted to doing the same.
  • More than a third of iPhone users said they frequently use their phone at the dinner table compared to 21% of Android users and 15% of BlackBerry users.
  • 18% of smartphone users have ended a relationship via some of today’s newest technologies including voice mail, text message, email, Facebook update or Twitter post, compared with just 7% of feature phone users.
  • Smartphone users were twice as likely as feature phone users to say they’d rather give up television for a week than their phone.
  • Smartphone users were much more likely (42%) than feature phone users (15%) to say their phone reflects their overall sense of style.
  • 45% of iPhone and Android users have used their phones to watch videos, compared with just 20% of BlackBerry users.


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Thank you Steve Jobs – Study: iPhone grippers have more sex than Android clutchers

Steve Jobs, one of this century’s technological icons, will be missed by all who enjoyed his innovative thinking, projects and products. The field of human sexuality will also be impacted. The following study has me in the market for an iPhone.

“Dr Doesn’t. Or it could be that Droid Won’t. Or even Can’t.

But the statistical evidence is clear. The numbers do not claim to have been working late at the office. They merely expose a suspicion that has been harbored by many in the bars and bordellos of our nation.

Yes, in a deep and sonorous study by the dating site OkCupid, there seems to be no doubt: iPhone owners have more sex than BlackBerry owners and a lot more sex than the worthy, solemn, dedicated purchasers of Android phones.

The numbers for women might leave some readers breathless–as they rush to their local Apple store to buy an iPhone.

For this analysis of 30-year-olds with smartphones suggested that women with iPhones had an average of 12.3 sexual partners (I am sure the 0.3 knows exactly who he is), while their age-equivalents who had opted to put an Android into their purse scored a mere 6.1.

(It was 8.8 for the BlackBerry owners, but some might feel these more businessy types would most likely be having sex while still on their BlackBerrys, so that hardly counts.)

(Credit: OkCupid)

For men, the disparity was only slightly more narrow, which perhaps merely reflected a proportionate reduction in the width of their minds. Interestingly, though, Android-owning men seem to have exactly the same amount of sex as Android-owning women. This might suggest a mutual focus on more important things. Like reruns of Battlestar Galactica and Benny Hill.

OkCupid’s calculations also offered that the sexual attraction that seems clearly to be offered by the Apple logo stretches to all ages. Android owners from 18-40 seem to consistently droop into relative sexless oblivion by comparison.

Because I know readers are highly intelligent and espouse all smartphones–some being so bold as to have one of each–might I explain how OkCupid concocted its findings.

No, let the OkCupid blog explain: “We crossed all kinds of user behaviors with the camera models and found we had data on the number of sexual partners for 9,785 people with smart phones. We dropped what we found into Excel, and voila.”

Voila, indeed. OkCupid worked out who used what smartphone camera for their profile pictures and then trawled through the data to see who had answered such lovely questionnaires like “The Dating Persona Test” (yes, you are sure to be one of 32 dating personalities) and “The Slut Test” (all you have to do is click the button that reads “I…I can’t say no.” Really.)

(Credit: OkCupid)

I wouldn’t dream of suggesting that, perhaps, both sexes lie about how many sexual partners they have really had. Most of my female friends tell me they have had four or five, while most of my male friends say they have four or five figures. My research shows, however, that men and women use entirely different numbers when asked the question in alternative situations.

There will be those who believe that the iPhone makes them look and feel sexier. Others will claim that only sexy people purchase an iPhone in the first place.

These findings might also suggest, though, that Android owners enjoy more stable relationships–you can still have a vast amount of sex with fewer people–while iPhone owners need constant gratification from a new and fleeting sexual partner.

However, for those insecure Android owners who don’t feel they can easily give back their phones, OkCupid offers some technological suggestions on its blog to at least make themselves appear more attractive in their profile pictures.

The site analyzed which cameras bring the best out of what you have. If you want the most alluring profile picture, please use a sophisticated camera. OkCupid’s analysis suggested that those who think phone pictures are good enough might not quite understand the laws of physical attraction. (iPhone owners might be exempt from this analysis, as it could be that mere ownership conveys deep allure.)

One can only conclude, though, that to be sure of being more attractive and having more sex, you should immediately avail yourself of both an iPhone 4 and a Panasonic Micro 4/3s camera. I know that these two purchases will set you back more than $1,000 for the pair, but surely it has to be worth it.

If you don’t have sex on a regular, varied, and satisfying basis, what can you possibly talk about at work?”

By: August 10, 2010 7:46 PM PDT

15 Outrageous iPhone Sex Apps, Apple Store, iOS 5

Apple is notoriously vigilant about keeping sexed-up apps out of the App Store.

No porn. No nudity. Nothing overtly sexual at all.

But that hasn’t kept some developers from testing Apple’s limits. A lot of apps have been able to get through the Apple censors, and a lot of them have creeped to the top of Apple’s most-downloaded charts.

by Steve Kovach

The iOS 5 is about to be launched. After reading some of the descriptions of the sex apps listed below, I’m seriously considering purchasing one. How can you go wrong with a phone that can be placed on constant vibrate or creates a sound that turns you on.

15 Outrageous i Phone Sex Apps you can purchase at the Apple Store:

Incredible Sex Game

Sexytime Dice Lite

Sexy Love Meter Funny Shaking Game

Sexy Touch #

Cosmopolitan’s Sex Position of the Day

Dr. SexyTime Advanced Sex Guide

Naughty Facts & Laws

Sex IQ 18+

Sex Dice Evolved

ABCs of Boobs


iJiggles Your Mom

Sex Drive

Truth Or Dare: Two Girls Edition


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