Why Millennials are Having Less Sex Than Any Other Generation
The numbers don’t lie: millennials are having less sex than any other generation in human history. Yes, you read that right. Generation Y, the folks born between 1981 and 1996, who are currently between the ages of 23 to 38 (and are at the height of their sexual prime!) are not getting it on like Marvin Gaye would’ve wanted.
The hard factsThe National Post reported that according to research published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour, a British study found that one out of every eight 26-year-old is a virgin. Also, one-third of all American men aged 18 to 29 didn’t have sex once in 2018. So why exactly is this phenomenon happening?
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No wedding bellsIt’s common knowledge that not only are millennials waiting longer to get married, some aren’t even doing it at all. “Say what you will about sex after marriage, but getting married does indeed pack you into a house with someone who will probably get bored and have sex with you once in a while,” says Tristin Hopper in the National Post. Even the most promiscuous can’t top the frequency of married couples with a good sex life.
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Mom and dad are crashin’ your styleIn addition to waiting longer to get married, millennials are waiting longer to move out on their own. Around 15 per cent of 25 to 35-year-olds are living with their parents. Hopper makes an excellent point: “it’s hard to get your bone on when you’re sharing a kitchen with your elderly parents.”
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Swipe rightYes, dating apps should in theory give millennials more access to sex. “But the vast majority of us aren’t all that pretty, so we need to trick people into sleeping with us with other attributes like confidence, money or sense of humour,” says Hopper. “Unfortunately, none of those things show up in a Tinder photo, so no banging for you.”
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All the porn, all the timeWith so much free porn right at our fingertips, it’s gotta have an impact on millennials’ sex lives. This access “might be reducing your motivation to go out and find some real sex, which unlike pornography is often sticky, poorly lit and disappointing,” Hopper says.
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Let’s talk about politicsHopper said the fifth reason millennials are having less sex is because “they’re all super uptight.” We’re calling it a change in priorities. Survey data from OkCupid found that millennials are more concerned with a partner’s political affiliation over good sex. “So yes, if your generation is willing to forego mind-blowing sex just because your partner voted for the wrong party,” Hopper says. “You might have a problem.”
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