Thursday, January 19, 2006

Sex and Television

This article reveals that having a television in your bedroom reduces the likelihood that you will have sex by 50%. I have to say, this did not exactly come as a huge surprise to me -- before I met Joe, if I shared a bedroom with someone who did have a television there it always felt like it threw the energy off somehow. I don't have any data on whether it reduced the chances that sex was going to happen or not, but either we were watching something on tv or there was this potential for distraction.

We're not perfect about it, but Joe and I both feel strongly about trying to keep our bedroom as relaxed and clear of clutter as possible. We try not to talk about stressful topics there and we've painted and decorated so it's as soothing an environment as possible. And neither of us wants a television in there because we're much more likely to be reading or fooling around than wanting to watch Letterman. Still, there's something about reading this article that makes me wonder why someone would want a tv in the bedroom. Is it to help fall asleep at night? Is it a comfort? A welcome distraction?


At 1/19/2006 10:48 PM, Blogger d.challener roe said...

Speaking as an insomnia a TV is very convenient in the bedroom because sitting in the dark while the rest of the house is asleep sucks. But we try not to keep it on much.

PS. Michele sent me

At 1/19/2006 10:55 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

We opted not to have a TV in the bedroom also. For now there are only two in our house. Well technically speaking. Since none of us actually use that darn home gym much (read 'at all') the TV down in the basement is never used.

Sneaking in via Michele.

At 1/20/2006 5:20 PM, Blogger celeste said...

that's awesome. we don't have a t.v. in our bedroom either. we own one 24" t.v. set, and we keep that in our "t.v. room."

At 1/20/2006 6:59 PM, Blogger Mignon said...

Good question. We have a tv in a closet in our bedroom, and I would only watch it when the baby was nursing in the middle of the night. Now, I admit it's nice to have a quiet away place to watch dvds or Grey's Anatomy. Our only other tv is tiny and we don't have cable, so it doesn't get used except for Sesame Street and football games.

I guess I don't worry about the tv ruining our sex life, because we already have two kids, and they've done a pretty good job of destroying it already.


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