Wednesday, June 27th 2007
Say It Isn’t True!

i was at the gym the other day, reading a health magazine and getting some cardio in. At the bottom of a page was a quote that read "65% of women answer the phone if it rings during sex." I almost fell off my elliptical. Of course, I hardly ever answer the phone under any circmstances anyway, but that number seemed so absurd! TELL ME y’all aren’t doing that, ladies!  (and if so… WHY?!)

Later I told J-Mom this, and she asked if there were a similar statistic for men. She supplied her own guess though, as 0%.  (And rightly so!) This conversation started as a result of Ethan-7yr pointing out two birds that ‘were having trouble flying.’  We looked. They were definitely not trying to fly, nor were they interested in answering any phones. J-Mom assured Ethan-7yr the birds were fine and maybe they were playing ‘chase.’

Pipe up, y’all. Tell me that magazine was wrong!

~hm

26 Comments on “Say It Isn’t True!”

1
Blaine aka 5KidMom
June 28th, 2007
2:02 am

Definitely wrong here!! Of course, we rarely answer the phone unless we are sure of who it is. Thank God for caller ID!!!!

2
Geekwif
June 28th, 2007
7:17 am

So wrong. Sick and wrong.

3
Jeana
June 28th, 2007
8:34 am

Maybe the article was referring to phone sex and call waiting.

4
Summer
June 28th, 2007
9:59 am

Absolutely not! I rarely answer the phone at all! Let’s just put it this way — I’v had two babies within the last 2 years — Maybe I should start answering the phone a little more often :-)

5
Shalee
June 28th, 2007
10:41 am

Ummm, you mean the world doesn’t stand still when I have sex? Well, it does for me… And believe you me, I’m not going to do anything to stop that train. There’s a reason we have vm and answering machines…

And seriously, I have better things to do than to stop what I want to do to do something that I don’t.

And you totally answered your own question as to why I was unprepared when you answered your phone the other day: “Of course, I hardly ever answer the phone under any circmstances anyway.” See, it’s not all in my head!

6
Desert Diva (Julie)
June 28th, 2007
1:11 pm

The ringer on the phone in the bedroom is off. I don’t answer it anytime I’m in bed, much less during sex!

7
Jana (sidetrack'd)
June 28th, 2007
1:24 pm

I saw that statistic not too long ago and was stunned. What are those people thinking!?!

8
emily
June 28th, 2007
2:39 pm

i definitely am not a part of that 65%. no way, no how.

9
Heather
June 28th, 2007
3:49 pm

Like you, I don’t answer my phone anyway. So I sure as heck don’t answer it while experiencing intense pleasure. Or even just shallow pleasure.

10
Kilikina
June 28th, 2007
4:28 pm

Oh my word……
….no WAY

11
Claire
June 28th, 2007
7:25 pm

Did “Sorry, honey, not now, I have a headache” morph into “Sorry, honey, I have to get this call”?

12
Karly
June 28th, 2007
8:21 pm

Um, if it was late at night I probably would answer it. I’d be to worried that it was an emergency since we never get late phone calls. But, normally? No. No way.

13
qtpies7
June 28th, 2007
8:49 pm

LOL, I’m hoping it does not mean that people are answering WHiLE having sex, they probably stop to get it, hehe.
I HAVE answered the phone, but since I have seven kids, you can know my dh is NOT neglected. I don’t always answer it though, just when I was expecting someone to call.

14
Jan
June 28th, 2007
8:59 pm

I just want to know why they didn’t ask any of us, since obviously the percentage among us would be ZERO!

15
Grim Reality Girl
June 28th, 2007
9:28 pm

Oh my goodness. Do I hand in my Woman Card now? I would answer the phone. If it rings that late at night, it is an emergancy.

My family knows not to call past 10pm. I can’t remember the last time we were in the throws before 10pm….. If someone calls after 10pm means someone is hospitalized. I would answer the phone. Are you all going to crucify me now? I’m sorry I’ve let you all down. I can just tell you, that if you are hospitalized and need me, I am there for you.

Am I that horrible?????? Hello????

16
Vail
June 29th, 2007
9:59 am

Not sure. Can’t remember it ever happening. The ringing alone would so ruin the moment . . .

17
Amy
June 30th, 2007
6:50 am

No way would I answer the phone then… good grief.

18
Stacey
June 30th, 2007
11:00 am

I just can’t imagine! What in the world would be that important? Besides, couldn’t you just call them back in about three minutes anyway?? :-)

19
Grim Reality Girl
June 30th, 2007
10:56 pm

Maybe my perspective is warped? I have had 3 babies born into the family in the last 5 weeks (2 of 3 ended up as emergency c-sections). I have a mother inlaw who is often hospitalized. I answer the phone. I am evil. We can finish the sex later. It isn’t like I’m going to enjoy it if I’m wondering if someone is hurt, or sick, or in an accident. You really don’t answer the phone? Maybe I need more day time sex so that I’ll view a phone interruption as something other than a dire emergency.

Gotta run — think the phone is ringing!

20
sheen of Diaper Harlem
July 1st, 2007
1:11 pm

That’s what answering machines are for!!!!!

I say that if you answer the phone during that then something is missing and you are bored!!!! I just get angry instead, for messing up the moment!
I think that is such a lying statistic! Then again…..who knows? maybe I’m the weird one!

21
Kate
July 2nd, 2007
8:14 am

Totally made up. (I want to believe that!). As they say – bored people are boring people.

22
Cheryl
July 2nd, 2007
3:55 pm

Why would anyone answer the phone at THAT time?

When I had hampsters, I watched them mate because the male had to be removed from her cage quickly after “sex” or she would mortally wound him. During the whole process, she would eat…perhaps these 65% are thinking about food?!

Interesting side note…I read the other day that all animals (I am not putting people in this category) mate to create…except dolphins…they not only mate to create, but for pleasure as well…

23
Phil
July 2nd, 2007
10:01 pm

I believe the percentages. In my view as a guy, most women view the phone as a relationship tool, and relationships easily trump sex in importance for many women. It’s been said, “Men sexualize intimacy, women intimize sexuality,” and on the average that’s probably true; moreso as the feminization of the society continues. So, in the mind of those 65-or-whatever percent of women, their guy is just expected to learn that she isn’t going to “ignore a friend” (a relationship) for sex. Sex, you see, can be picked up later… the phone (relationship! relationship!) is ringing NOW so it’s gotta be answered.

24
Suzi
July 2nd, 2007
10:39 pm

okay, I have to chime in here. I wouldn’t answer the phone…maybe even proposely leave the phone in the other room where I wouldn’t hear it…but I have to confess, IF I heard the phone and it was kinda late, just hearing it would definately put a damper on my fire…I know I could go check caller ID in 5 minutes…but that call probably added another 15 minutes to “undampening” the fire (not that I am complaining about that…) In summary…NO, I wouldn’t answer the phone, but a phone ringing and heard by me could cause delayed and dampened reactions.
Suzi

25
Joy of course
July 5th, 2007
11:45 pm

Oh this happens to us all the time and no, I don’t answer it, but I admit I usually stop in my mind and think “I wonder who that is”. So I’m sort of guilty I think.

26
Liz
July 11th, 2007
2:40 am

No way! Who did they do the survey? Geesh. I think the only phone in our house that has the ringer on is in our study. Besides I only answer the phone if I know the number. If not for the need to call int’l, we don’t even need our land line.

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