Four out of five Italian women 'addicted' to smartphones
Some 29% check messages while having sex, says survey21 May, 13:09
The poll by aufeminin group, in collaboration with eBay, interviewed 3,000 women in Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.
Some 73% of Italian women polled said that they have "only one smartphone," while 13% have more than one.
Only 12% of Italian women consider their smartphone a fashion item and change it annually compared to 15% in Europe, while 67% said that they only replace their devices if broken or lost.
However, 83% of Italian women confessed to being "exceedingly attached" to their phones, compared to 81% in the rest of Europe, although one out of three admits that it is a source of stress and prevents unplugging from work. Some 23% cannot withstand being separated from their devices for more than an hour compared to 14% of their European counterparts and another 23% said they check their phones every half hour compared to 18% in Europe.
About 14% said that they feel compelled to check their phone at least every 5 minutes compared to 9% in Europe. Italian women are undaunted phone users, even in romantic situations.
Only 46% restrain from consulting their devices during a date compared to 53% in the rest of Europe, while 29% admit to checking their phones during sex compared to 17% of their European counterparts.