Phones ruining our attentiveness, says study

You can talk freely here.

You can share your deepest secrets and your most troubling traits.

So please lie down on Technically Incorrect's brand new purple chaise-longue and tell us: If you're having sex and the phone rings, do you answer it?

How about when a text comes through or a tweet pings? How about when that nagging voice in your head merely says: I need to check my phone.

These questions are important because of new research from the University of Virginia and the University of British Columbia.

It notes the increasing amount of research that shows people can't do without their phones. It highlights the proliferation of notifications that now plague our lives like locusts of loquaciousness.