Possibly to deliver a hardcore digital 'Poke' instead of a worthy physical one.
Consumers increasingly use tablets and smartphones to view others having sex, but it appears some users would rather check their emails than actually do the deed themselves.
Electronics trade-in site, Gazelle, found four per cent of people have admitted to using their iPhone during lovemaking, though it's unclear what was interesting enough to detract them from the task at hand.
Meanwhile, 15 per cent would rather give up sex for the weekend, instead of a dirty roll around with their iPhone.
Perhaps more worryingly is the revelation that 85 per cent have also used the device while in the bathroom. Just remember that the next time you want to test out someone's app.