Science Says That Millennials Are Not Getting Laid As Much As Our Parents Did So Get Your Damn Head In The Game
As if my father needed another reason to be disappointed in me, science says that I am having far less sex than he did at my age.
A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior sampled more than 26,000 American adults, who were asked about their sexual behavior since 1989.
The results indicate that Americans are having far less sex than ever before–Specifically, married or live-in couples had sex 16 fewer times per year in 2010-2014 compared to 2000-2004, cites Daily Mail. What’s worse is that couples had NINE times more sex in 1995-1999 than they do now.
Jean M. Twenge, the study’s lead author and professor of psychology at San Diego State, saw a glaring downturn in sex between couples.
‘In the 1990s, married people had sex more times per year than never-married people, but by the mid-2000s that reversed, with the never-married having more sex.’
The study also found that despite apps like Tinder that serve sex on a plate for young people, Millennials have fewer sex partners than their ancestors.
‘Despite their reputation for hooking up, Millennials and the generation after them (known as iGen or Generation Z) are actually having sex less often than their parents and grandparents did when they were young,’ said Twenge.
‘That’s partially because fewer iGen’ers and Millennials have steady partners.’
What’s more concerning for Millennials is that the data shows that it only gets worse as we age.
People in their 20s have sex more than 80 times per year, declining to 60 times per year by age 45, and 20 times per year by age 65. Each year after the peak of sexual frequency at 25, sexual frequency declines 3.2 percent.
Experts claim that we are not banging as much because we are increasingly less happy as a society, thus lessening our libido. I think I need to talk to my doctor about low T.
[h/t Daily Mail]