America’s millennials are having less sex than any generation before them. Apparently they are too busy feeding their Twitter addiction and upgrading their “woke” status.
Dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble may have made “hooking up” (arranging sex) easier than ever but experts believe the generation traditionally associated with the most free and easy times – young people – are having far less fun under the covers than their parents’ generation. The phenomenon is acknowledged widely enough to have been dubbed the “sex recession”.
The “Millennial sex recession” was first coined just over a year ago by The Atlantic, which ran a feature highlighting an American study revealing young people born in the 1980s and ’90s were more than twice as likely to report having no sexual partners as adults compared to people born in the 1960s and ’70s.
Among those aged 20-24, 15 per cent reported having had no sexual partners since age 18, compared to 6 per cent of those born in the ’60s and ’70s.
Personally, I think this is a fantastic development. Less sex means less millennial parents, which means less dullards populating the world… for the time being.