Apparently if I spent less time on my cell phone I could be having a lot more sex. Not just me you understand, all of us. So, finally, a compelling reason to ease up on screen time. This important insight came from a New York Times report, which concluded that ordinary people were spending an average of 1,460 hours a year on their phones and that this equated to an awful lot of lost coupling. The US newspaper estimated that this time amounted to about 16,000 lost bonks if each session lasts 5.4 minutes, not including foreplay. Even so, it is a tough call. Do I really want to swap the perfect sensuous interface and rounded bezel of an iPhone for something as flawed as a human being with no Wi-Fi connection? Obviously, there are some methodological issues with this information. For one thing, quite a lot of the time I spend on my phone is on the journey to work and trains are far too crowded in the morning for that sort of thing. I also use the phone a fair amount at the office and, a...

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