If I asked you to loan me your toothbrush, would you?
If you basically just threw up in your mouth because ew, no, you would never do such a thing, let me ask you something else. If I asked to borrow your smartphone, would you let me?
If you're like me, you're probably extremely attached to your smartphone, so I'm going to guess the answer to that question is also a big fat N-O.
I know, I know. You want me to get to the point. According to new data from the O2 Mobile Life Report, Millennials are more comfortable sharing their toothbrushes than letting other people use their smartphones.
I know, so gross. But the numbers are in, and apparently 9 percent of us would share our toothbrush with a close friend while only 4.5 percent of Millennials would grant that same friend access to their smartphone.
While this data is certainly disturbing, it's not exactly surprising. We're all really attached to our phones.
According to new research out of the University of Virginia, 95 percent of people check their phones during social gatherings, 70 percent check them during work and one in 10 people check their phones during sex.
I'll let you digest that last one for a second.
Now please, people. Stop sharing your toothbrush and consider taking a break from your smartphone.
Citations: Gross Youth Would Rather Share Toothbrushes Than Phones (Vocativ), Millennials would rather share a toothbrush than their smartphone (The Blue), Millennials Would Rather Share Toothbrushes Than Phones, Survey Says, And For The First Time I Am Ashamed Of My Generation (Bustle), Study: Smartphone Alerts Increase Inattention – and Hyperactivity - See more at: https://www.news.virginia.edu/content/study-smartphone-alerts-increase-inattention-and-hyperactivity#sthash.bPbKJDnt.dpuf (University of Virginia)