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Why Pokemon Go might be hurting your sex life

You look up, smile in anticipation, and flick your finger against the slippery surface just so.  Sounds like the start of a good sex fantasy, but instead it’s the reality of life playing Pokemon GO.  If you haven't heard of it by now, the goal of this addicting game is to get players out in the real world to search for and capture Pokemon.  It's a lot of fun, but if you're a player and find you’re reaching into your pocket for a phone more often than a condom, you might want to reconsider your approach.

Don't get me wrong - any game that gets people exercising is a good thing.  After all, exercise is great for not only your overall health but also increased blood flow to important body parts and improved erectile function in men.  And yes, Pokemon Go can also give strangers a chance to meet each other.  The problem comes when you're paying more attention to the game than to the people around you.  And allowing that level of distraction to enter the bedroom is very, very bad.

Let’s be real, the average sex session only lasts for 5.7 to 7.5 minutes (more if you’re adding in foreplay), so those minutes need to be focused, quality time.  We suggest setting some ground rules for game play so you know when you're good to grab that Pikachu and when it's going to make your partner mad.  It's all about setting expectations and being present in the moment.

So do yourself and your love life a favor, and when it comes to the bedroom, leave your phone outside the doors.  If you really need to take it in, put it on the Do Not Disturb mode so you can concentrate on the time spent with your partner.  Trust me, the real winner will be your sex life.

August 01, 2016 by Tanya Gallagher

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