A post-coital Tweet is the new cigarette

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A new study has found that 36% of people under the age of 35 Tweet, text, or check Facebook right after sex. For the over-35 group, that figure drops to only 8%. Are we totally giving away which side of the 35 dividing line we are located on when we say, Seriously, people? That’s really what you want to waste your post-coital warm fuzzy glow on? (The study also found that 40% of under-35′s and 9% of over-35′s Tweet/text/Facebook while driving. WTF? But that’s another rant for another blog.)

Anyway, back to the post-coital social networking. The survey also found that iPhone users are three times as likely to do this than Blackberry types. We’d like to believe this is because the iPhone is a sexier object to bring into the bedroom than a Blackberry — we may be over 35, but you’ll have to pry our iPhones out of our cold, dead hands (that said, neither of us has ever brought an iPhone into the bedroom).

So are modern young things sitting up in bed together after a good sesh, each reviewing the other’s performance for their social network? Are they bragging? Complaining? Sharing tips? Or just chatting about last night’s Gossip Girl plot-twist? We can’t decide which would be worse. One thing we know for sure: The study showed that guys are twice as likely as gals to use social media after sex, which means that plenty of dudes are updating their status when their sex partner leaves the room to pee.

We see the future of sex, and we don’t like it one bit: We’ll be forced to dish sex advice like, “Next time someone’s going down on you and you feel like their attention is wandering, why not lift the covers just to make sure they’re not Tweeting?” [via]