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bed laptop sxc sxc.hu A new YouGov poll has revealed that 21 percent of British adults under 40 have had sex in front of a camera of some kind, while three in ten have taken nude photos of themselves.

London - So much for British reserve. It appears they’re all getting a little more free and easy when it comes to, erm, exposing ourselves - at least by digital means.

A new YouGov poll has revealed that 21 percent of British adults under 40 have had sex in front of a camera of some kind, while three in ten have taken nude photos of themselves.

About 15 percent of those questioned have been naked in front of a webcam, but twice as many (30 percent) have taken naked photos of themselves using a camera of some kind, whether traditional or a mobile device.

But this percentage may actually be even bigger, as seven or eight percent said they “would rather not say” rather than denying digital hanky panky outright.

Unsurprisingly, getting naked in front of a camera is not nearly as popular with older generations, who haven't grown up with the plethora of photographic and recording technology that younger generation have had easy access to.

Thus, only six percent of over-40s have had sex on camera, and only eight percent have taken naked pictures of themselves.

This figures come as another recent poll finds an even higher incidence of tech-enabled sexual exploits.

It discovered that 34 percent of men and women have sent sexts, explicit photos on Snapchat or in chatrooms, or used webcams and videophones to have cyber sex.

According to this study, conducted by CyberCompare.net as part of research into the digital habits of people in the UK, one in three of us now regularly take part in “digital” sexual encounters.

Over the past year, 34 percent of men and women admitted to sending sexts, explicit photos on Snapchat or in chatrooms, or using webcams and videophones to have cyber sex.

The study also found almost 60 percent had taken part in online sex, or had a sexual encounter with someone they weren’t in a relationship with.

It focused specifically on the everyday activities people rely on technology and gadgets for.

A total of 1 612 men and women aged over 18 took part, and all classed themselves as “regularly sexually active.”

The most popular form of digital sex was sexting, at 37 percent. Videophone sex came second at 30 percent, while webcam sex was third with 26 percent.

Almost a fifth of people in long-distance relationships said they used digital encounters to keep the passion alive, and 14 percent of people in couples said it was necessary because work schedules kept them apart.

A small number, six percent, said they interacted digitally with someone who wasn’t their current partner, and online sexual encounters were the only way they could see and speak to each other. - Daily Mail

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