That was the thing to do right? Invite your girl or guy over, watch some Netflix, and then get down to some adult business. Well according to a new study, Americans are having even less sex than ever before. Side note: how do you conduct that type of study?! American adults had less sex in the early 2010s than they did in the 1990s, to the tune of nine fewer times a year, according to new research published in Archives of Sexual Behavior. (That’s a drop from a yearly average in the low 60s, to one in the low 50s.) This slump holds true regardless of gender, age, race, work or marital status, although it’s most precipitous for American who were married or living with a romantic partner, a group that reported having sex 16 fewer times per year in the early 2010s when compared to the early 2000s. More specifically, the rise of smartphones and streaming services, which began gaining real traction in the late 2000s. “Entertainment is more entertaining now, it’s more on demand — you can access it anytime you want,” says Jean Twenge, one of the study’s researchers and the author of Generation Me. “DVRs became more common right around that time, too.” In other words, we might be too busy binge watching shows, playing video games, and Snapchatting our friends to bother having sex.
So, lets skip the Netflix and just get to chilling! Giggity, Giggity, Goo!