In fact, if you're an adult millennial aged 26 or under, there's a one-in-eight chance you've never had sex. According to researchers on the Next Steps project, managed by University College London, young people are waiting longer to do the nasty than the generations before them, where just one-in reported still being virgins by the same age. And the number of virgins could be higher. If the survey findings included those participants who refused to answer the virginity question assuming they were also virgins , the number of millennials not having sex would rise to one in six.
But in the age of Tinder, why aren't millennials as keen on getting between the sheets as their predecessors? Because they're getting all their sexual gratification from smashed avocado on toast? Because they can't afford houses to actually do it in?
Ironically, while social media has people more connected than ever, networks like Facebook may actually be what's keeping them apart. Susanna Abse, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at the Balint Consultancy, told the Sunday Times that an overexposure to sex and pornography day-to-day has given people unrealistic expectations of how sex should actually be. That is daunting to young people.
Of course, warnings of this have been analysed to death. Some experts have also suggested the rise of extreme and ubiquitous pornography may be having a detrimental impact on young people's sex lives.
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