Is Social Media Hurting Your Sex Life?

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Surfing the emotionally charged pathways of social media has become a favorite pastime of millions around the world thanks to the easy access provided by cell phones and portable tablets. Hours upon hours are spent with eyes glued to the fluorescent lights of tiny screens absorbing the life experiences of others, but could this increased interest in web surfing take a negative toll on one’s sex life? Researchers have linked frequent social media use to a negative dip in self esteem and overall well-being, which is directly linked to dips in libido.

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According to a small study conducted by University of Salford in the UK, social media does more harm than good to personal well-being. About half of the participants in the study, all identifying themselves as social media users, admitted that “their self-esteem suffers when they compare their own accomplishment to those of their online friends”, thus adding to a decline in their overall well-being.

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