TV in the bedroom halves your sex life – study

ROME (Reuters) – Thinking of buying a TV for the bedroom?
Think again — it could ruin your sex life.

A study by an Italian sexologist has found that couples who
have a TV set in their bedroom have sex half as often as those
who don’t.

“If there’s no television in the bedroom, the frequency (of
sexual intercourse) doubles,” said Serenella Salomoni whose
team of psychologists questioned 523 Italian couples to see
what effect television had on their sex lives.

On average, Italians who live without TV in the bedroom
have sex twice a week, or eight times a month. This drops to an
average of four times a month for those with a TV, the study

For the over-50s the effect is even more marked, with the
average of seven couplings a month falling to just 1.5 times.

The study found certain programmes are far more likely to
impede passion than others. Violent films will put a stop to
sexual relations for half of all couples, while reality shows
stem passion for a third of couples.