Man and woman in bed on smartphones

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:

Diluting intimacy

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!

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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

The latest craze of over-sharing every aspect of your relationship can be detrimental to both you and your partner in the long run. Whether it’s snapchatting date night, getting the perfect Instagram photo of your cocktails, or sending subliminal messages about one another after an argument – the passion and mystery of your relationship can be taken away as you two focus on sharing the ‘perfect image’ on your social media accounts rather than spending quality time together. Rather than focusing on getting the perfect picture to share to your social media account or looking like the perfect couple, focus on the romance and intimacy in front of you.

Are you too connected?

There is such a thing as being too connected to your partner. From documenting your day-to-day activities on social media to catching up with your partner throughout the day, it leaves nothing to the imagination between you two. However, it turns out that we don’t need to hear all about our partner’s day before we see them. To ensure that you have something to discuss towards the end of the day, it’s best to hold some things in as it allows you and your partner to bond. The more time you spend connecting towards the end of the day, the more heated things can get in the bedroom.

Sex apps

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.

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