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There are a lot of theories surrounding this particular epidemic. Yes, I said epidemic! Because that's exactly what this is. So long as you're being safe, sex is fun and free. So why is it that the statistics are showing a huge decline in sexual activity?
According to a new study published in a journal called The Archives of Sexual Behavior it seems people were having a lot more sex in the 90s. In fact, the study says that couples generally had sex 60-to-65-times-a-year (I guess the awful fashion trends weren't a deterrent to most people). By 2014 that number dropped to 53-times-a-year. Eek, that seems a bit low if you ask me.
One reason for this stark decline is the instability of a single partner. The study goes onto say:
Fewer Americans are partnered now compared to in the past. For example, the percentage of Americans aged 18–29 not living with a partner (married or unmarried) increased from 48%in 2005 to 64% in 2014. Given that married people have sex more often on average than unmarried people the decline in the percentage of married (and partnered) individuals may have a major impact on trends insexual frequency.
Yeah, you read that right. You may be getting more time in the bedroom if you just went ahead and committed. If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense. We come from a generation where, "hitting and quitting it" is the norm, and while that's pretty f*in awesome, it does get a little daunting after awhile.
Who knows though? When it comes to statistics, numbers have a way of ebbing and flowing pretty frequently. Hopefully we'll see a spike soon enough. Get out there and do your due diligence, gentlemen.