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The intimacy issue: Millennials are having less sex than their grandparents did

by | 8th, March 2017

It’s not surprising to read in the  Archives of Sexual Behavior that American adults are having sex less than they were in the 1990s. What with ‘rape culture’, STDs, consent classes and contracts, moralising, the formalisation of choice and reduction of human autonomy, unwanted pregnancy, opportunity cost (women’s choices have increased over recent generations) and the proliferation of porn that fills the void created by the age’s fear of intimacy, it’s pretty remarkable anyone’s having sex at all.

Give it another twenty years and problematic, spontaneous sex will be gone, leaving human beings to replicate at the factory that seems to always give Hollywood A-listers his ‘n’ hers twins.

Jean M. Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University

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