Research has found that Brits aren't just using eReaders because they're handy and compact, but because it's easier to disguise the filthy books they're reading.
eReaders may be a new big tech trend, super convenient to carry around and compact enough for the tiniest of bags, but according to a new study, many of us have them so we can disguise the fact we're reading erotic novels. Ahh, so that's why commuters get all hot and bothered on the tube.
The study, carried out by discount website MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, has found that 71% of people with an eReader said it was more convenient to read on the move, which is hardly surprising. However, 58% of Brits polled admitted that they use the device so that other people can't see what they're reading and 34% of those confessed that it's because they can devour erotic novels wherever they are without any shame. So considering we don't like to talk openly about sex much here in the UK we imagine that's much more like 60% or 80%.
Those polled were asked if there were any other genres they were keen to hide and a less lusty 57% said that they used their e-reader to disguise the fact that they were reading children's books, whilst 26% said they used theirs to disguise their insatiable sci-fi habit.
The survey was carried out in 2012 by www.MyVoucherCodes.co.uk and 1,863 people with an eReader were polled.
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