Is it OK to Text While Having Sex?

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Is it OK to Text While Having Sex? 

In our age of technology it seems almost no one is without a cell phone...

...Kids walking to and from elementary school with them

...more drivers on their cell phones than not - sans hands-held device which is illegal here in CA and other states

...Folks stroll the aisles at the supermarket, chat in the library, walk on the beach and on the side walks, ride their bicycles and skateboards, you get the idea. Folks are not just talking on their phones, but texting everywhere you turn, apparently while having sex, too. More on that tidbit in a moment.

Does Your Cell Phone Go Where No Phone Has Gone Before?

When is it NOT OK to text?It may be that there is no place a cell phone doesn't go. Well, I haven't seen anyone on a surfboard with one but I may just not be noticing. 

 

You have to wonder...

is it all really necessary?

 

Has our lifestyle become so dependent on the cell phone that no place is sacrosanct, no time and place verboten? Or is it that we simply allow it to become a habit and never even consider NOT taking our phone or using it. Have we become so used to them that not using them never even occurs to us, no matter the circumstances. 

And given the less intrusive nature of texting, perhaps any time and place is OK. 

And of course it's big business. You cannot escape ads on the Internet, on the radio, on TV, on billboards about the newest smart phones...the latest apps, the largest collection of ringtones, the newest skins and designer colors. The list of what you can do with your phone seems endless. Mobile technology now mimics our computers more than ever. 

It's pretty amazing what we can do with phones these days. One can understand how to be without our phones, for even a short time, causes panic and heart palpitations. But it CAN be done, trust me.

And who hasn't either had a personal experience, or read of one, where a life was saved or some disaster averted because of a cell phone.

When do YOU use your cell phone?I try to limit the places where my cell phone goes and when I use it, and keep working at improving: 

  • The bath room
  • Listing appointments (unless I want to show a seller the way my phone could be used)
  • At dinner parties at home or at friends
  • At the gym
  • When meeting with clients
  • In bed
  • In church (I don't go very often but when I do)
  • In restaurants (OK I have made exceptions for fast food and casual dining places. My bad)

So here's the question...IS it OK to text while having sex? 

Survey says 10% of folks under 25 are open to texting while having sex; but even folks older than that were OK with it, about 6% of them. Technology enters the bedroom!! 

So, what are YOUR boundaries?

Do you use your phone everywhere and anywhere you go? 

Are there times when your phone is off? Or not answered?

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Melissa Zavala
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Not during exercise and not in the bathroom and I leave it downstairs when I go to bed. I heard that Madonna sleeps with her cell phone under her pillow.

Aug 28, 2010 05:04 PM #15
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John Pusa
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Jeff - I think, texting has become part of our communication. It is not common to text in the bed, while engaging in other activities.

Aug 28, 2010 05:18 PM #16
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Wade Kawahara
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I guess it's better than texting while driving.

Aug 28, 2010 05:55 PM #17
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Hi Jeff, I usually give out my direct line and I transfer it to wherever I  go. So many use their cell phone as the preferred number. I have very few intrusions since I give it out so sparingly. But I am still on it a lot for e-mail and text.  

Aug 28, 2010 06:30 PM #18
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Hi Jeff, I usually give out my direct line and I transfer it to wherever I  go. So many use their cell phone as the preferred number. I have very few intrusions since I give it out so sparingly. But I am still on it a lot for e-mail and text.  

Aug 28, 2010 06:30 PM #19
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Jane Peters
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I am with Bill.  Interesting new photo.  Maybe they are looking up the Kama Sutra while having sex.  That has to be the only reason.  Or..........

Aug 28, 2010 06:52 PM #20
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All I can say is, "If you're in my referral network and it's between 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. and you don't answer your cell phone, don't call me later and ask if called. 

Aug 29, 2010 12:01 AM #21
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Bill Gassett
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Jeff I love the title very catchy indeed! There are no phones in my bedroom - LOL

Aug 29, 2010 12:33 AM #22
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Missy Caulk
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No, I would not. LOL

Love the post, the title and can't believe even that % said they would...gee....

Aug 29, 2010 03:57 AM #23
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Sham Pathania
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It goes with me evrywhere from day break till I go to Bed.

Aug 29, 2010 12:39 PM #24
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Jeff, you are way too funny!  And there are some occasions when even I won't answer a cell phone!

Aug 29, 2010 12:55 PM #25
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Jeff, come on you have to cut me a little slack on the bathroom one ....... LOL

Aug 29, 2010 01:58 PM #26
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Cyndee Haydon
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Jeff, you totally cracked me up - guess we need to unplug some huh!! (PS Love your profile pic :)

Aug 29, 2010 02:18 PM #27
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Damon Gettier
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I am not surprised.......actually the numbers are not as high as I would have expected.....People under 25 are still trying to figure sex out and they are texting for advice or pictures with demonstrations.....the segment over 25 that are still texting are just the slow learners.

Aug 29, 2010 02:45 PM #28
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Jeff, Have you experienced a reason to ask this question?

 

Margaret

Aug 29, 2010 03:08 PM #29
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PS..I really miss your picture. Please put it back.

Aug 29, 2010 03:09 PM #30
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Craig Rutman
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Texting, just like making and receiving phone calls, has a time and a place. The bedroom is not one of them!

Aug 30, 2010 04:36 AM #31
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Margaret - ha ha. Nope, and I wouldn't. BUT there are plenty of folks who are pretty obsesssive, and when I heard about the survey at Sellabration I decided I hade to share it in some way. The photo has been in honor of Laurie Manny, at Colleen Kulikowski's request.  Time for a change now.

Craig - agreed

Damon - LOL. That's certainly one explanation.

Cyndee - guess it depends. See my note to Margaret about the pic.

George - that's your choice. I wouldn't admit to it, though.

Pat - I find it interesting, and hard to believe, when folkjs say they answer 24/7. Why would you?

Sham - well I usually have mine but I do not answer when with clients. They deserve my attention.

Jeff

Aug 30, 2010 06:23 AM #32
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Diane Aurit
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Well Jeff, how wonderful to stop by and find your sense of humor is still intact!  While you write exceptional localism posts I have always loved your personal insights both funny and serious. I'm with you on the cell phones...never when I am with clients or with friends and family.  I try hard to separate my personal and professional lives as much as possible. This means I limit any calls I take in the evenings no matter what I am doing:)

Aug 30, 2010 09:34 AM #34
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Elizabeth Bolton
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Hi Jeff ~ I become appalled by cell phone use way before that point. Just seeing everyone walking around yakking on them turns me off. What on earth has happened to people that they need to blat on the phone all day long?

Liz

Aug 30, 2010 03:52 PM #35
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