I dunno, because we spend all of our money on avocados and all of our time cleaning up the mess caused by the generations that came before?
If you ask those prior generations, they’ll often say that Millennials are lazy, entitled, and obsessed with sex. Truth be told, Millennials are actually having less sex in places like America and the UK.
You can read this very long, very exhaustive and very interesting article if you want to dig into what’s being called “the sex recession” in America, but we’ll focus on the results from the UK.
According to the Guardian, studies have shown that Millennials are having less sex because of stress and anxiety:
In a new survey of just over 2,000 people…45% of adults said they had experienced negative impact on their sex life due to stress; 32% of people said their physical health was a factor; while 26% named mental health issues as the cause. You might think this just affects older people, but it follows other studies, such as a 2015 study by Dr Jean Twenge, which found millennials were having less sex, with fewer sexual partners, in comparison with our parents’ generation when they were our age.
And another survey, from September, found 25% of couples in their 30s have a “sexless” relationship – but 77% of those aged 30 to 34 say their partner would like to have more sex.
Given that Millennials have led the charge for sexual liberation, and apps like Tinder and Grindr have made hooking up available with a few taps on an app, the movement towards less sex has many stumped.
Again, back to being super stressed:
The truth, for many of us, is that we’re simply stressed out and at our wits’ end, with a million things on our minds that could be interfering with our libidos. We’re worried about finding a stable job, our university loan debt, moving out of our parents’ homes and more. Don’t let the colour aesthetic of our Instagram layouts fool you – we’re slightly freaking out and don’t really have it together.
When there’s so much on your mind, there’s a huge chance that your sex drive won’t exactly go through the roof. Our bodies create stress hormones such as cortisol, and as we try to get rid of them, the sex mechanisms in our bodies practically go into hiding, allowing us to tackle the more serious problems for survival, lowering our libido.
Yeah, Baby Boomers who spend their entire day sharing garbage on Facebook and forwarding years-old fake news on WhatsApp, we live in a different world.
Not to say that Millennials aren’t a whiny, Instagram-obsessed generation that could do with a stern talking-to from time to time, but life is stressful.
If you’re looking for something extra to spice things up, or you feel like treating yourself, a reminder that Désir Online has some top-notch Black Friday specials running.
OK, back to my smashed avo on toast.
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