We Have Less Sex Today Than 10 Years Ago [Why?]
By Johnathan P Cumberwell
Seems strange no? That we have less sex today than 10 years ago. And supposedly a lot less than what we had 30 or 40 years ago. Really? I mean, don’t these dating apps enable us to have sex whenever we want..?
Seems that is not the case.
Because according to research, we have less and less sex. And this is not the first time I read about this. This seems to be the world-wide trend.
And a new research study just came out to confirm this observation.
The study examined the responses of almost 9,000 individuals, and focused on how often they reported having penile-vaginal intercourse.
This research study was published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. You find a link to the study at the bottom of this post.
So what did this research study find?
These are quite telling numbers: We seem to have less sex than before.
Why is that?
The researches mentioned that compared to 2009, adolescents and younger adults are drinking less alcohol, spending more time on social media, and playing more video games.
Those factors may all contribute to people having less sex. But I also think there is one other key factor to sexual activity going down, and not just over the last 10 years, but in the larger context as well:
Our collective health is generally getting worse. There is more overweight, more pollution and people seem to be less active than before.
I believe this is a factor causing people to have less sex as well. In addition to increasing rates of erectile dysfunction.