Would you rather a friend use your toothbrush or your mobile?


It seems we've become a generation more interested in protecting our privacy than our health.

The millennial generation would rather allow a friend to share their toothbrush, or their bed, than allow them to use their mobile phone, according to the O2 Mobile Life Report.

Woman using an Android smarthphone

Fewer than one in 20 (4.5%) of those aged between 18 and 24 would allow a close friend access to their smartphone, while almost one in 10 (9%) would allow a friend to share their toothbrush - in spite of the millions of bacteria that are likely to inhabit it.

Two women on a bed using their mobile phone

One in six (15%) would allow a friend to share their bed and a quarter (25%) would share their clothes. Only the sharing of a bath came lower - although 2% (or just under a million people across the country as a whole) would still be willing to do so.