Poll: Are You Guilty of Toilet Texting? New Study Says You Probably Are...

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    Have we become so attached to our smartphones that we must use them even while on the toilet? A new study by marketing research firm, 11mark, says that we are. According to their survey of 1000 people, 75% of mobile users used their devices on the crapper. Even more telling is that for people between 28 to 35, that figure jumps to 91%. In fact, their survey also shared that folks of various ages, regardless of gender, regularly talk, text, shop, use apps, or surf the Web, while doing their daily "business." The only exception is, unsurprisingly, that folks above 65 years of age were less likely, with the figure dropping down to just 47%.

    However, not only do many people have no qualms about playing with their mobile devices while waiting for their "cargo to drop", but things get stranger than that. Here's a quote from the New York Times article with some more gritty details:

    Here's one last interesting factoid from the study... apparently "Android owners are more likely than owners of other phones to use them on the toilet." So, that's the skinny of it. We are so digitally connected, even during the evacuation of our bowels and bladders, that we don't mind sharing the experience.

    We thought this was such an engaging and important topic, that it deserved a poll from our own members. So, sound off your opinion in the thread, and don't forget to vote in the poll at the top: Do you sometimes, frequently or never use your mobile device in the restroom? Or, would you prefer not to say, because you don't discuss such delicate matters. Oh, and... feel free to answer while you are on the pot. ;)

    Sidenote: I have to ask the question: Why on earth would a marketing research firm even want to study this? Do they plan on targeting potential customers with "Charmin" commercials, or do they want to figure out the best time to try and sell you "Imodium-AD"?

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    Guilty. :happy:
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    Pssh, I've had phone calls on the toilet. As long as they don't notice the echo, who cares. Its not like I bring them into the bathroom with me.
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    Exactly. I hardly EVER go into the throne-room without my phone. Have to do something while I'm in there and if it's not that it's a book.
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    Same here... i would rarely go without it.. :p
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    I bring my phone and laptop in there. I make phone calls and text. Ill tell you I'm taking a dump haha I don't care
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    Strange. I sat on my toilet. Opened Droid forums apps. And the first topic I see is this one.
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    NEVER!!!! :wink-b:
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    I'm guilty. But I have never made a call lol. And I use my other hand haha

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    haha, i was just wondering if anyone would say that:rofl3:

    i text, and use apps all the time on the toilet, i still think its kind of weird to take and especially make phone calls from there...how do you start that phone call?
    you-hey how are you?
    them-oh not much, what about--what was that sound?
    you-sorry im on the crapper, just ignore those sounds...:p
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    Here's an interesting question that just popped into my head... has any male in the forums ever been brave enough to talk on their smartphone while peeing, and accidentally dropped it in the toilet?
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    That's where the bulk of my texting gets done. I always pee while taking piss haven't dropped it yet thank god.lol
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    Knew some female co-workers who's phones went "swimming"...once.

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    I don't call or text from the toilet usually, but that's just down to the fact that A: I don't make many phone calls, and B: I don't even have a texting plan. I do however browse the internet on the john and even make purchases. Part of it is down to the fact that I don't have much of an opportunity to do such things at work when I'm not on the toilet, and the other part is that I require incessant entertainment.
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