Is this what modern foreplay looks like in the age of the digital revolution? Is this what we’ve come to?
How many of you can look at these pictures and honestly say you haven’t spent a few nights in one of these compromising positions? Are we getting greater titillation from our tech at bedtime than the lovers we lay next to? What has happened to the days of screen-free intimacy?
I asked Hovnanian about the couples in these pictures. “One of the couples is no longer together,” she said. “Perhaps technology pulled them apart–they remain a couple in Foreplay, forever online and distracted in bed.”
I recently heard there’s even a new word for people that don’t take their tech devices to bed. They’re called “disconnectionists” and are defined as a people who advocate spending time away from online activities, for mental, spiritual or sexual rejuvenation. Sounds good to me.
So if you take your tech to bed and, like me, think these images are a little too close to home, you might want to try some tech-free couples therapy! As Hovnanian says, “perhaps we need time to pause and look at technology’s impact on intimacy, and examine the resulting loss of intimacy that we have.” I agree and I’m up for that but before I slip into something sexy and crawl under the covers for a snuggle, just give me a second to check my Instagram feed and return some tweets.