Turning on the TV can turn you on as well.
The average American bedroom has a dresser, a bed, probably a pile of week-old laundry begging to be sorted and put away, and a television. In fact, TVs in bedrooms have become so common that walking into one and seeing a bare wall is like seeing Donald Duck without his typical blue suit: something just looks like it's missing.
Televisions, whether they are in bedrooms or other parts of the house, have long been debated because of their tie to human health. Some people claim they cause obesity, others tie them — or the videos played on them — to violence in young people. Others believe that televisions leave us disconnected from each other: sitting together and watching Franklin and Bash isn't the same as talking to one another.
Yet, when it comes to intimacy, studies directly contest this disconnection hypothesis. Instead, they've found that couples who have a TV in the bedroom have more sex than those who do not. A lot more sex.
According to the Daily Mail, partners with a JVC are about twice as likely to shout OMG — they report having sex twice per week, double that of those whose bedroom is sans television. When asked if their TV was directly responsible for this healthier sex life, 67 percent said it was.
Many people may believe the reason TV and sex are correlated has to with one word: porn. But, that's only part of the reason. While 37 percent of participants attributed their improved sex life to erotic movies, 32 percent attributed it to having sex without missing their favorite shows, 29 percent attributed it to doing something entertaining during a boring show, and the rest simply said that TV was able to bring them closer together.
But, before husbands everywhere run over to Best Buy and purchase their entire inventory, it's important to remember that with these pros inevitably come a few cons.
One con is the potential fights that may occur among spouses who have drastically different television preferences: she loves CSI, he hates anything to do with forensics. This can cause the age old fight — or at least one that began with the invention of the television — of who gets their way; who gets to watch their program. However, this is solvable with three little letters: DVR.
Another con has to do with having a TV be less of an aphrodisiac and more of a cock-block. Those participating in the aforementioned survey may have found that movies and shows improved their sex life, but this isn't universally true. Some people may very well find that a TV causes them to ignore each other, too wrapped up in Friends to be lovers. But, there is a solution to this: a try-out period. If you don't already have a TV in your room, get one and see if you find it as big of a turn on as others do. If you do, great. If you don't, you can always banish it to Craigslist.
The final con involves what health studies say about televisions in the bedroom. Those who have a TV in their rooms are believed to stay up later than those who do not, often resulting in getting less sleep which impacts health in all kinds of negative ways. A TV in the bedroom is also tied to obesity in children, which leads one to wonder if it could do the same in adults. Finally, a TV can often be a huge time waster, particularly when watching anything to do with the Kardashians.
To TV or not to TV is a personal decision. Many people may find that a laptop or a tablet can perfectly suffice (I think…I THINK the internet has porn), while others may prefer to view on a larger, more far away screen. But, whether you choose to go all the way with RCA or not, it’s important to remember that a television isn’t probably going to make or break your marriage. In the grand scheme of things, it’s not all that important. Unless you are watching Game of Thrones.
Cause that show is just awesome.
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