19% of young men have a secret phone without their partner knowing. What are our nation’s other phone secrets?

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Avator By Jonathan Owen
Marketing Manager
Published 11th October 2019
Last modified 20th June 2023
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A shocking study by loveit coverit shows how living in the smartphone era has changed the way we use our phones. We surveyed around 2000 people around UK to find out whether people keep intimate pictures on their phones, how careful they are about sharing the photos with others and whether the ability to reach anyone anytime has actually made them be unfaithful to their partner. Our previous research of how smartphones changed relationships was quite shocking, but the results of this study will make even the most free-minded people shake their heads in disbelief.

The study finds that 47% of young Britons have sent a naked picture of themselves to someone and 25 % of those surveyed have admitted having filmed themselves having sex with their partners. These results are not that shocking, let’s admit that if you haven’t sent an intimate picture, you have probably thought about doing that at least once.

However, even though ‘Upskirting’ law came into force in the UK earlier this year, almost half of those surveyed fear that their intimate pictures might be made public. Meanwhile, 20% admit to showing an intimate photo sent to themselves to a third party. Even though the offenders of this law could face up to 2 years in jail and being placed on the sex offenders register, 15% of those surveyed admit they have shared someone’s intimate pictures as an act of revenge. 20 % of men between the ages of 18 and 44 admitted that they have been a victim of revenge porn versus 11% of women surveyed. Shockingly, more men than women admitted that they have been victims of revenge porn.

More than half of men surveyed admit to sending nudes where only 42% of women and 20% of non-binary respondents tend to send intimate pictures of themselves. Quarter of respondents admit that they still have intimate photos of their former partners on their smartphones.

62% of surveyed have sexted with someone, where a shocking 13% have done it behind their partner’s back.

Surprising 40% of respondents admitted to snooping on their partner’s phone. Women more than men have admitted of doing this (46% versus 32%). Women surveyed admitted that they did not trust their partner, while men were more likely to say that they were just checking their partner’s social media contacts.

25% of young men and 18% of young women would consider getting a tracking app to be able to track their partner’s phone, however 41% of young women and 31% of young men would be disgusted if they discovered their partner has downloaded such an app.

In general, we can admit that people still do not take the new ‘Upskirting’ law as serious as we all should. Sharing intimate pictures of someone is a serious offence, moreover you don’t know what it might do to the other person’s well-being and mental health.

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