With the rise of smartphone dependency, focusing on your partner and your relationship can seem tasking at times. Whether it’s stalking your favourite celebrity or checking the latest sports score, it can be easy to spend a huge amount of time on your phone rather than with your partner. Although smartphones can be great in finding the latest restaurant or checking out cinema times, it can also break the bond between you and your partner. Here are a few ways that spending time on your smart phone can affect your sex life:
When was the last time you got into bed and spoke to your partner without scrolling through social media first? We’ve become even more glued to our phones due to the digital era that we sometimes forget to disconnect with our mobile devices and connect with our partners lying beside us. To make the most of your time in bed, make more of a conscious effort to turn off your smartphone when you get to the bedroom. Not only will this give you time to use your hands for something much more intimate (like a sensual massage) between you and your partner, it shows your partner that you are more interested in them than your device. So, put down the phone and pick up a massage gel or lube. Trust us, it’s a lot more fun than Instagram!
Arguments over social media
While social media can seem like a great way to compare your relationship and yourself to other people, nothing says mood-killer than seeing your partner admiring others on social media. Wandering eyes can be a common issue in most relationships, and social media is the perfect atmosphere for your partner to ogle over others secretly. However, don’t let that make you worry about your relationship or your partner, unless you have a valid reason to. Instead, focus on activities that help strengthen your bond and make you both feel special.
Over-sharing in your relationship
Are you too connected?
Gone are the days of men approaching a woman at the bar to buy her a drink, in the hope of getting a date at the end of it. There are a variety of sex apps out there nowadays, that require nothing more than a few messages to be sent before a hook-up is arranged. Whilst this can result in immediate sex, it can make your intimate session less passionate and satisfying as you haven’t built an emotional connection to that person.
The latest craze of over-sharing every aspect of your relationship can be detrimental to both you and your partner in the long run.