A new survey has shown that overworked Britons are more interested in checking their email and updating their Facebook than having sex.
In the poll of British adults' favourite bedroom activities, it was shown that making love came in sixth, with activities on the laptop being preferred to sex.
Among the 4,000 people questioned, most preferred to sleep, read, watch TV, listen to music and surf the Internet rather than have sex, and one in seven treated their bed as another place to get work done.
A quarter said they now only turn up the heat in the bedroom once a fortnight. They blamed overwork, exhaustion and stress.
Women were more likely to read in bed and men more likely to watch TV.
Men were keener than women for romance outside the bedroom with the living room bathroom, kitchen and garden favoured places.
"Given the long hours we work and the stresses and strains we are under, it's no wonder we see their bedrooms as a sanctuary in which to relax," the Daily Express quoted Amanda Jones, of the bed manufacturer Silentnight, which commissioned the survey, as saying.