New Study Suggests That Netflix Is Killing Couples’ Sex Lives


Millennials have been accused of killing many things in the past few years and now we can add ‘sex’ to that list. Move over light beers, casual dining chains, and homeownership and make room for Netflix-fueled chastity.

A study by researchers at Lancaster University in the UK found that the new ‘busy hour’ for internet use is between 10 pm and 11 pm, up from the traditional 8 pm to 10 pm, suggesting people are watching online streaming services like Netflix and Hulu later into the night.

The research supports a warning from Professor David Spiegelhalter from the University of Cambridge who speculates that couples are less interested in sex because they watch more TV in bed.

In 2016, he blamed figures showing falling rates of sex on the ‘mass of connectivity’ we have now ‘compared with just a few years ago when the TV used to close down at half past ten’. [via MailOnline]

Despite being in the thick of supposed instant sex era with popularized apps like Tinder, ironically, there are way more adult virgins than there once was.

One in eight 26-year-olds are virgins, according to a study of 16,000 people born in 1989-90 – a significant rise from previous generations when one in 20 was the norm.  [via MailOnline]

It’s kind of sad to think that there are way more mid-20s aged people who are more interested in staring at a screen well into the night than engage in the no-pants dance. Our founding fathers would be rolling in their graves.


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