Facebook Helps People Have Sex Sooner, Says Study
47% have "amazing" sex lives.
With the entire world on Facebook, poking your friends has never been easier. Literally. According to a new study, the use of social media sites and instant messaging has resulted in people having sex sooner.
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A new survey conducted by magazines Shape and Men's Fitness reveals that people are having sex quicker with the aid of sites like Facebook and text messaging.
Of 1,200 men and women who responded to the survey, 80 percent of women say relationships lead to sex more quickly because a connection is so easy to maintain. Likewise, 58 percent of the men surveyed said flirting over Facebook and texts helps them get women into bed sooner.
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So now that people are getting between the sheets quicker, does that mean the sex isn't as good? Not quite. 47 percent of the respondents said their sex lives are "amazing," compared to 21 percent last year.
But if this sounds to you like human relationships are getting better, think again. Psychologist Dorree Lynn says the survey results only show how superficial our relastionships are.
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"It's easier to hop into bed than have a relationship," Dr. Lynn told ABC News. "It's all a function of the fast-paced world we live in, where communication skills, genuine communication skills, which means face-to-face communication, are quickly going by the wayside."
In other words, communicating through a filter like Facebook or text messages prevents us from developing real, authentic relationships.
"You let your fingers do the walking and you can forget that you need to do the talking," Lynn said.