An unhealthy fixation with social media affects how connected you are to your partner in the bedroom
Social media is good but when couples live on social media in can harm your relationship and your sex life by giving wrong perception of how your partner is meant to be like.
According to experts, an unhealthy fixation with social media affects how connected you are to your partner in the bedroom.
Catherine Donaldson-Evans from SheKnows lists 7 ways social media could make your relationship crumble.
- It can make s ex feel dull: If you're getting a lot of your daily excitement from checking Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr, then "real-world" activities like se x might start to lose their sheen and feel boring in comparison. "A 'virtual' relationship can be enticing and stimulating. It's ever-present and you can engage at any time!" says licensed couples therapist Jeanette Raymond, author of Now You Want Me, Now You Don't!. "That makes your sex life feel more like a duty or routine experience."
- It can distract you when you're between the sheets: If all you can think about when you're getting it on is what people are posting on your favorite social media accounts, that's a red flag that it's distracting you from enjoying or engaging in s ex. "You might be thinking of what your friends on social media are up to, saying about you or even how to tell them about your stuff when you are engaged in sex, making sex an unappetizing experience," Raymond says.
- It takes time away from having s ex: Social media is time-consuming. Incredibly time-consuming. And if you're addicted, then an inordinate amount of your day and night will be devoted to it. That means less time for your relationship — and se x. "When you get more juice from a photo that someone has posted of you or is tagging you in, then you are not going to want to make time for romance and sex," Raymond says. "It's like you have to transition back into the real world and 'miss out' on other stuff."
- It can make you think everyone else is having better s ex than you are: People love to sugar-coat pretty much everything on social media and make it seem like their lives are a lot more perfect than they actually are. That includes how they portray their relationships and the sex they're having. The influence of social media is so powerful that you might actually believe everyone else is in better relationships and having better sex than you and your guy are. But it's deceptive, and it's dangerous to buy into all that idealism.