iPhone Users Have More Sex

As widely reported in the press recently, analysis done by the online dating site OKCupid finds that iPhone users are more sexually active than those who have Blackberrys or Androids.

The implications of this research, at least for me personally, are quite clear.

I’ve been wanting to get an iPhone for some time, but still don’t have one. The reason, I now understand, is that I?don’t have enough sex. I will have to talk to my wife about remedying this immediately.


I have neither iPhone, nor Android, nor Blackberry. At last, it's now crystal clear why my wife hasn't touched me in six months.


What is incredibly stupid about that study is that it assumes all the pictures we own of ourselves are taken by our cameras. All this proves is people who own iPhones take pictures of people who have more sex. OKCupid doesn't ask the user what type of phone they personally own. Incredibly flawed results if you ask me.


Great way of taking advantage of their lack of causility. Although nothing beats shopping causes Christmas.

Brian S

The best part about these results is really that a not-insignificant number of people are going to buy iPhones as a result thinking it will improve their sex lives. This will really happen.


I dunno man.. this might be a case of "chicken or the egg." Good luck though!

Sam Bejar

The question here is:

Do the owners of I-Phones have more sex as a consequence of having such a sexy phone, or is the other way around, people who normally have more sex tend to get an I-Phone because it's a sexy gadget?

Sam Bejar.
Mexico City.


They use avg number of partners. So a person who has sex 8 times with 8 different people looks more sexually active then a person who has sex hundreds of times with 3 people.


Maybe if you bought HER an iphone...?

Frank Leja

With comments like this not only won't you have ANY sex but you made have to find a new spouse.

This is a modern version of a very old joke:

Q.: What's the best way to get a woman to have sex with you?

A.: Show her your iPhone.

Q.: What's the best way to get the woman to stop having sex with you?

A.: Marry her!

Suggest you come home tonight with either lots of flowers or a big box of chocolates.

Otherwise the couch awaits you.


Get in there and get going Levitt. And buy Android.

Drill-Baby-Drill Drill Team

Is that what the Vibrate Mode is for?

The iPhone is young, sexy, superficial and fashionable. The average iPhone user is under 30 yo and a fashion fop. And young people tend to be more licentious, flirty, promiscuous, and have more sex with more partners than let's say the average 70 yo married man.

So perhaps it is a preselection of iPhone population rather than a cause-and-efffect.


I do not think that individuals having more sex causes them to get an iPhone. I think perhaps, that those individuals whose personalities and preferences tend to cause them to prefer an iPhone over another smartphone, are the same characteristics that make them more likely to have a greater number of sexual partners. I do not think there is an exact causality in either direction here, bun an underlying trait that demonstrates a correlation.
Although, hey, use the research in whatever way aids your cause!


iPhone users seemed to have more sexual **partners** - it didn't say that they had more sex. The study implies something about being more likely to move from partner to partner.


Since the "study" defines "more sex" as the number of different partners rather than absolute frequency or total number of couplings, you will have to ask your wife to open your marriage if you want that iPhone.


Should read: "iPhone Users Self Report Having More Sex"

I don't think that lying on a dating site is out of the question.


The finding is not that iPhone users have sex more often. It is that they have a higher number of sexual partners. I don't see how talking to your wife will help you boost the number of your partners, but maybe I'm not being imaginative enough.


Correlation or causality? In other words, if I trade my old flip phone in for an iPhone, will I get laid more often?


Re: Drill-Baby-Drill

If you read the study, you'll notice that they correct for age. The numbers of sexual partners are based entirely on 30-year-olds. Criticisms about the iPhone actually being a signal of a kind of lifestyle among 30-year-olds are more legitimate. Also criticisms about the # of sexual partners vs quantity of sex.

Bobby G

And here I thought the girl that sold me my iPhone was just hitting on me when she asked me about my sex life...


There are other factors too, namely the huge number of 'dating' apps that are available for the iphone. Straights have tons and even gays have apps such as Grindr and Annex.