Taking Your Phone Where No Phone Should Ever Go: The Toilet

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Let’s face it: we are a mobile-phone obsessed society. In a new study by Asurion, they found that Americans check their phones once every 12 minutes on average, with the longest period of time between checking lasting a mere four hours. One in ten people surveyed checked their phone once every four minutes! With such an incredibly high sense of FOMO, it should come as no surprise that, on average, 3 out of every 4 people in the United States use their phones while in the restroom.

Instagram, Apple Arcade, Tinder, Oh NO.

So, if 75% of Americans are taking their phones with them to the can, what exactly are they using them for? Well, perhaps not surprisingly, over half of Americans say the apps they use the most while on the toilet are social media apps, and 78.5% of Generation Z Americans (those under the age of 23) even go so far as to say that apps are “fundamental for toilet time.”

In the past decade, technology has absolutely revolutionized the gaming industry. As early as 1985, we managed to take gaming away from our TVs and into our laps, and now with the stunning visuals of VR, we can completely immerse ourselves in new worlds. Technology simply continues to become more and more portable. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that around 35% of American men have stated that they use the bathroom as their “private games arcade.” Apparently gaming while doing your business can help improve your focus so much that 25% of men achieved their top score while in the bathroom.

Now, we can all agree that the bathroom is certainly not the most romantic setting in the world, but 1 in 10 men have confessed to using dating apps while on the toilet! Women have also succumbed to the enticing romanticism of a restroom, as 1 in 3 have sent a Snapchat from the confines of the bathroom – although this statistic does not specify (thankfully) whether the snaps were sent on the toilet.

Wash Your (Phone) Out with Soap

Did you know that approximately 7 million people drop their phones in the toilet every year? And even that isn’t a big enough wake-up call for people to realize that, just maybe, the bathroom isn’t the best place to conduct your business that isn’t your business. In fact, cell phones are actually about 10x dirtier than a toilet seat, and only about 1 in 7 Americans clean their phones. Everyone knows that there are a fair number of people who don’t wash their hands after using the toilet, so is it really that surprising that they wouldn’t regularly clean their phones?

You may not clean your hands, and you most likely won’t clean your phone, but there is at least one thing you should always keep clean: your behind. Bob’s Butt Wipes are flushable, all-natural, biodegradable, and hypoallergenic, guaranteed to clean up any messes you may have missed. After you’ve finished swiping through all of your dating matches, swipe a Bob’s Butt Wipe and leave the loo feeling refreshed.

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