A scientific study shows that 60% of Moroccan adults have sexual problems because they use smartphones in beds.
Rabat – The majority of Moroccans have problems in the bedrooms because of smartphones, the sexual health department at the Cheikh Khalifa Ben Zayed international university hospital in Casablanca revealed after carrying out a scientific study.
The researchers will officially present the study during a press conference on Thursday, December 12.
According to the study, about 60% of the study sample, composed of 600 adults, admitted having problems in their sex lives because of smartphones.
All 600 interviewed adults have smartphones, and 92% admitted to using them at night in their beds. Only 18% of the study sample put their phones on airplane mode in their bedrooms.
Around 50% of the interviewees declared “not being comfortable” with their sex lives because of the large portion of time allocated to smartphone use. More than 33% of the study sample admitted that using smartphones takes up the majority of their free time, including in bed.
The study found that the use of smartphones has the most negative impact on adults aged between 20 and 45 years, with 60% finding that they disturb “sexual performances.”
Around 35% of the interviewees have also declared having no sex drive, and 60% said that communication between the couple in bed is nonexistent because of smartphones.
Other results of the study include a 16% rate of men suffering from premature ejaculation and 20% of women suffering from physical pain at the start of sexual intercourse. The study claims that having screens such as televisions, computers, and phones, in bedrooms can accentuate these problems.
The study sheds some light on sex lives of Moroccan couples, a topic that has always been surrounded by taboos in Morocco and has not been researched previously.