Warning: Your Boyfriend’s Mobile Might Be Making Him Floppy

When it's in their pocket it could be causing penis problems


by Sophie Cullinane |
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In what isn’t very good news for anybody involved really, it turns out that mobile phones might be linked to erectile dysfunction.

Medical teams in Austria and Egypt have identified a positive correlation between carrying a switched on mobile phone and problems in the penis department. The pilot study investigated 20 men who had all complained about going soft in the last six months - and, according to researchers, they'd all carried their switched on mobile phones for an average of 4.4 hours a day, compared to only 1.8 hours for those without any problems.

Admittedly this wasn't the largest sample of men to quiz to come to such alarmist conclusions. But equally, 4.4 hours isn't that long to carry your phone when you look at some other statistics. Such as the fact that the average person unlocks and checks their phone 110 times a day. Including in bed. Yet more evidence that our phone obsessions might soon completely ruin our sex lives.

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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