Instead of reaching for each other, adults are grabbing the remote

Electronic devices distract us all day long so you would think when couples get home at night they’d want to zone in on each other instead of zoning out in front of the TV.

A recent Nielsen study found that American adults spend more than 11 hours per day watching, reading, listening to or simply interacting with media. That’s up from nine hours, 32 minutes just four years ago.

Houston relationship therapist Dr. Viviana said back in the day, people used sex as a distraction, now it's the TV.

“We just so much more attracted to something mindless, like watching TV, than the effort and energy—both emotional and physical—that it takes to get sexual with your partner,” said Dr. Viviana.

She said create new habits and divide time between catching up with your shows and your partner.

“I find that people are often times just wanting to zone out when they’re at home,” said Dr. Viviana.

A recent Oregon State University study found maintaining a healthy sex life at home boosts employees’ job satisfaction and engagement at work.

It also found that married couples who also enjoyed a regular sex life immersed themselves in their tasks at work and enjoyed them more.

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