SEX FORUM ‘Netflix and chill’ can cock up your sex life
IF date nights with your missus revolve around Netflix and chill, we’ve got bad news – it could be ruining your SEX LIFE.
Professor David Spiegelhalter reckons the modern culture of 24/7 news, streaming TV shows, checking emails, or scrolling through social media sites is damaging our sex lives.
More than 51million people are signed up to the streaming site, watching a total of 100m hours of TV and movies per day.
And with 70 per cent of Netflix members admitting that they don’t sit down to watch one episode of their favourite, but binge watch for hours on end, it appears people aren’t making time to shag their other half.
The Cambridge professor said: “The point is that this massive connectivity, the constant checking of our phones compared to just a few years ago when TV closed down at 10.30pm or whatever and there was nothing else to do. “Now people are having less sex. I think it’s the boxset, Netflix. Oh my god, I’ve got to watch the entire second series of Game of Thrones.”
But don’t panic just yet, as other relationship experts disagree and think that spending quality time with your lover to catch up on a show can be a good thing.
Sex therapist Peter Saddington said: “We all lead busy lives, so having some time when you both sit down to watch the same thing can be positive.
“Where it becomes negative is when people get preoccupied. ‘I’ve really got to see this’, ‘I don’t want to go out’, you can become over-involved in a programme.
“Likewise, it can turn into a situation where one person doesn’t want to go out or call over to see family because they want to devote the whole weekend to watching their favourite show.”
We asked Sport stunna Caitlyn Klass, 24, if she indulges in ‘Netflix and chill’ with her boyfriend and whether it has affected her bedroom habits.
The 34C model, from St Helens, said: “Oh my god, my boyfriend and I are totally guilty of spending too much time on the sofa watching Netflix.
“We don’t get to see each other much in the week, so when the weekend comes around we are both dying to catch up on our favourite box sets.
“It definitely doesn’t get in the way of sex though – when we are lying in the dark or in bed it’s easy to let your hands wander and get each other in the mood for the main event.”