Millennials having LESS sex than their older counterparts

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    Aug 02, 2016 11:44 PM GMT
    It’s a less sexy time to be young than it used to be, despite millennials’ reputation as bed-hoppers frolicking like the characters on “Girls.” A study published Tuesday in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior finds that younger millennials — born in the 1990s — are more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive in their early 20s as the previous generation was. Even older millennials are more sexually active than this younger group is.

    Recent research also shows that overall, millennials — people born between the early 1980s and 2000 — have fewer sexual partners than the baby boomers and those in Generation X, the group immediately preceding them.


    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/there-isnt-really-anything-magical-about-it-why-more-millennials-are-putting-off-sex/2016/08/02/e7b73d6e-37f4-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html
  • roadbikeRob

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    Aug 03, 2016 12:37 PM GMT
    They don't seem to party as hardy as the two older generations did in their 20s and 30s. There isn't as much foolish risk taking among millennials as among the older generations. With everyone on their iPhone all the time, who has time to get shitfaced drunk, get into fights, and break every law in the bookicon_cool.gif
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    Aug 03, 2016 7:50 PM GMT
    From the comments I've seen here it's obvious that they're much more prudish. It's the new Victorian era. Even worse is that they project their prudish values on others and criticize others who don't follow their prudish ways.
  • Destinharbor

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    Aug 03, 2016 9:06 PM GMT
    While AIDS didn't significantly impact the straight community, the presence of it surely put a damper on everyone reaching sexual maturity during that period. I believe the whole developed world got a bit more cautious about sex. In the US, that was also the rise of the religious right and crazy Republican Just Say No bullshit.
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    Aug 03, 2016 10:40 PM GMT
    One theory is that millennials are worse-off than previous generations: they are paid less, have more student debt, less stable jobs and less affordable housing available. So in a way Millennials are becoming like the sexless Japanese. If that theory is correct, it's just a matter of time before Millennials start dating virtual girlfriends like the Japanese already do. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 03, 2016 11:49 PM GMT
    Millennials are more frequently wasted.
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    Aug 04, 2016 4:00 AM GMT
    @bachian, thank you for sharing this. Might be useful information for when I lead a discussion on millennials at professional firms this weekend.
  • Joshthegaymer

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    Aug 04, 2016 7:32 AM GMT
    I was born in 1994 and I am still a virgin :/
  • stravagl

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    Aug 06, 2016 10:33 AM GMT
    "Recent research also shows that overall, millennials — people born between the early 1980s and 2000 — have fewer sexual partners than the baby boomers and those in Generation X, the group immediately preceding them."

    Not this millennial! icon_lol.gif

    In my opinion it's pretty normal to enjoy a lot of sex with a lot of different people in your 20's. On that note, I will just say I am really really enjoying being 26! =)
  • Jeepguy2

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    Aug 07, 2016 4:23 PM GMT
    Destinharbor saidWhile AIDS didn't significantly impact the straight community, the presence of it surely put a damper on everyone reaching sexual maturity during that period. I believe the whole developed world got a bit more cautious about sex. In the US, that was also the rise of the religious right and crazy Republican Just Say No bullshit.



    They are talking about people born in the 90s, the whole AIDS epidemic was pretty much over by the time they were old enough to be sexually active in the 2000s.
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    Aug 07, 2016 5:35 PM GMT
    maybe just possibly; different age groups responded different to the polling methods.

    younger millennials could possibly be loosing the traditional gay definitions:
    -They are experiencing a more accepting environment
    -Able to extend a traditional family structure into their own lives if they want.

    generation X = 1965 - 1984
    generation Y = 1975 - 2005
    millennials = 1982 - 2005
    tbd = 2005 - 2016
    reference:
    http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/03/here-is-when-each-generation-begins-and-ends-according-to-facts/359589/
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    Aug 08, 2016 12:15 AM GMT
    This might be an important correlation:

    The Pew Research Center data shows that about 36% of women and 48% of men ages 18-34 lived with their families in 1940. Young people started moving out mid-century as they became more economically independent, and by 1960 only 24% of young adults total—men and women—were living with mom and dad. But that number has been rising ever since, and in 2014, the number of young women living with their parents eclipsed 1940s—albeit by less than a percentage point. And last year 43% of young men were living at home, which is the highest rate since 1940. There isn’t comparable data for the number of young people living at home before 1940.


    http://time.com/4108515/millennials-live-at-home-parents/