These days, the pressures of modern life and modern technology can distract you from your sex life. From sun-up to sun-down, we are distracted by the twittering of social media and email updates. It’s no wonder so many couples are making the switch to tech-free dates and holidays; to get a little closer without those disruptive buzzes and beeps.

A Technological World

It’s true that we are spending more and more time glued to our screens, but how exactly is it impacting our relationships? These days, long hours of work eat into our private lives, as technology makes it easier to work remotely. And with constant access to social media, it seems that couples may be ditching each other in favor for some phone time. A survey of 2,000 adults revealed that 41% of people are less likely to instigate sex if their partner is on their phone in bed, with the majority even admitting that they used their phones during sex! It’s clear then that for many people, technology is having a negative effect on their sex life.

A romantic holiday can be a great way of rekindling the passion between you and your partner. But even away from home, it seems technology is having an impact on relationships. 65% of respondents said they post on social media up to three times a day when on holiday with their partner, with 42% admitting that they share special holiday moments on social media rather than with their partners.

Just in the door…

If ditching your smart phone for a whole holiday sounds daunting, why not start small? Consider that first five minutes when you come in the door after work. Before heading straight into TV mode, how about a quick five minute cuddle on the couch with ‘no screens attached’. You’ve already set the tone for the perfect intimate evening.

Dinner for Two ONLY

How many times a day do you find yourself ogling over pictures of other people’s lunch? While it’s great that the internet has turned us all into amateur chefs, spending hours cooking a superb meal for two and immediately showing it to the world can sometimes take away the romantic gesture. Next time it’s date night, why not set the phones aside and focus on the person in front of you. After all the work you’ve put in, why not savor every moment of their reaction?

The Right Light

Glaring screens ruining the atmosphere during foreplay? One way to get your night off to a thrilling start is to dim the lights and give your partner an intimate massage. (This is more romantic than 20 minutes of online gaming!) Create the perfect atmosphere by putting your phones away, lighting some candles, and playing some soft music to set the mood. For a smooth transition from body massage to oral sex, try out Durex’s assortment of massage oils and lubes into each other to really get your hearts racing and set the tone for an explosive night. Before you know it, your sex life will be hitting a whole new level!

The Great Outdoors

What better way to ditch the TV, computer and phones all at once than by heading out into the great outdoors? From long romantic forest walks to sun-kissed swims on the beach, when it’s just the two of you, the world is yours! There are hundreds of hideaway escapes in the world, perfect for couples who need to get away from the distraction of city-life and work. You might find you’ll be low on signal, but your sex drive will be through the roof!

If you’re daunted by the idea of going tech-free, you’re not alone. Technology is a huge part of modern life, but when it gets in the way of your sex life it can become a nuisance. Why not try ditching the tech for one evening each week, and see how it can relight the fire in the bedroom?

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