Netflix has been found to be having a possible negative impact on people’s sex lives, with a new study revealing that couples are now getting into bed and watching shows on their iPads instead of getting romantic, The New York Post reports.
The study by researchers at Lancaster University in the U.K. determined that the busiest hour for Internet use is now between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., with the surge fueled by people watching streaming services such as Netflix.
“Evidence from nearly 400 devices shows a peak at this time — with viewers prolonging the ‘traditional’ hours of TV watching,” The Post reports.
“The research could support a warning from Prof. David Spiegelhalter from the University of Cambridge, who says couples are less interested in sex because they watch more TV in bed,” the report adds. “In 2016, he blamed figures showing falling rates of sex on the ‘mass of connectivity’ we have now ‘compared with just a few years ago when the TV used to close down at half past 10.’”