Are You Reading This During Sex?

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Our undying love for the Internet has gone a bit too far, according to a recent study claiming that almost a quarter of US residents think it's acceptable to be online during sex. Are you one of them?


The study, conducted by computer security firm PC Tools, surveyed 1,012 U.S. adults in a random phone poll.

PC Tools' study also highlights some other disturbing trends in Internet connectivity. According to the poll, 29% of Americans think it's ok to be "plugged in" during a honeymoon, 26% stay connected during fancy dinners, 8% surf the web during religious services, and 6% are online during weddings.

We buy that people check their Blackberry's during dinner, but we're not sure what it means to be connected to the Internet during sex. Is PC Tools trying to tell us that nearly a quarter of Americans are simultaneously getting it on and reading work emails? Or are they just watching Internet porn? We're still waiting for an answer from PC Tools.

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This isn't as simple a question as it sounds.

What does being online mean?

I'm sometimes logged in at my MSN account, even when I'm not anywhere my PC (e.g. at school, girlfriend)

What does sex mean?

How would sexting and webcams be interpreted? And what about jerking while surfing pronz?