1/ Something strange is happening with people’s sex lives. 20-somethings are having sex later and less frequently than previous generations. I spent several months digging into this for .
That "sex recession" recently spotlighted? Well, the 2018 General Social Survey is just out. Apparently, the sex recession has deepened for young adults. Reports of "no sex" in the previous year are up for women & men 18-34. HT
Fifty years after The Sexual Revolution, who could have guessed? We're now in a "Sex Recession" 's Dec. Cover Story
“In the space of a generation, sex has gone from something most high-school students have experienced to something most haven’t.”
> tells young women about how she met her husband. Young women sigh wistfully in response. Young women then note they’d respond to a similar overture by feeling creeped out. 🤦🏻‍♀️
This is such a fascinating piece, ostensibly about why people aren't having as much sex as they used to, but really about human connection in our weird and isolating time
Drinking game for trend pieces about young people (inspired by ): 1) Before you start reading, pour a large glass of scotch 2) When you get to the first mention of Jean M. Twenge, drink the whole glass 3) Refill and repeat, as needed
Talking to my hometown about my sex recession article for an hour starting at 1 pm Eastern / 10 am Pacific. Please listen!
This longread is going to be all over the place next week I'm sure. It is quite a thing
My Gen X hairdresser and I were just talking about this today. “People now in their early 20s are two and a half times as likely to be abstinent as Gen Xers were at that age”
17/17 Hopefully in time we’ll rethink some things. The way we teach sex ed, for example, and our relationships with our devices. In the meantime, if you’re finding sex and dating tough, you’re not alone.
JUST PUBLISHED: Our December cover story, “The Sex Recession,” by
Do yourself a favor and read 's fascinating cover story, The Sex Recession. It's SO good
Some patterns emerged when talked to 20- and 30-somethings about their sex life while investigating the “sex recession:” 1. Masturbation 2. Hookup culture & helicopter parents 3. The Tinder mirage 4. Bad sex 5. Inhibition
Roland Kelts, a Japanese American writer and longtime Tokyo resident, has described “a generation that found the imperfect or just unexpected demands of real-world relationships with women less enticing than the lure of the virtual libido.”
"Unless you are exceptionally good-looking, the thing online dating may be best at is sucking up large amounts of time."
this piece is the smartest I’ve seen on the state of modern sex and dating. she ties together so many threads I’ve been thinking about but had never put together before
Recap: 👉 Adults are having less sex 👉 The recession metaphor is useful to understand this 👉 Everyone still thinks everyone else is having *more* sex than they are 👉 Our digital lives have reshaped our sex lives in ways we don't yet understand 👉 🍆
MAG: Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?
Some of the graphics from 's piece on smartphones are interesting to consider in the context of the Sex Recession. Here's one:
Some of the graphics from 's piece on smartphones are interesting to consider in the context of the Sex Recession. Here's one:
Interesting essay: untangles the many reasons—hookup culture, dating apps, digital porn, painful intercourse—Americans are having less sex today.
Read 's fun and fascinating cover story about what might be causing the "sex recession"
THE SEX RECESSION. Why are young people having so little sex. Such weird and surprising answers from (who btw will be on the Waves this week: )
Is digital pornography causing the Millennial sex recession? talks with and researchers about what porn is doing to our sex lives on this episode of Crazy/Genius: Read Kate’s cover story here:
I'm very late to the big "sex recession" piece, but wow is it disconcerting and well done. This passage, along with several others, yikes.
"'Miranda meets Steve at a bar,' she said, in a tone suggesting that the scenario might as well be out of a Jane Austen novel, for all the relevance it had to her life."
New piece delves into the reduction in sexual activity over the last decade or so. It offers many explanations including the role of the Internet, which and I explored in our piece last year:
"These should be boom times for sex," but...Don't miss on why a sex recession is under way
Can we stop flipping out about hookup culture now? Young People Are Having Less Sex - The Atlantic #sexed #scicomm #anthropology
Is digital pornography causing the Millennial sex recession? talks with and researchers about what porn is doing to our sex lives on this episode of Crazy/Genius: Read Kate’s cover story here:
because they read the beto sex tweet
This is really well done. h/t
Ok but try telling this to opera: “We can starve to death, die of dehydration, even die of sleep deprivation. But nobody ever died of not being able to get laid.”
“Name a modern blight, and someone, somewhere, is ready to blame it for messing with the modern libido.” on the "sex recession", which actually looks more like secular stagnation to me.
"I mentioned to several of the people I interviewed for this piece that I’d met my husband in an elevator, in 2001." ( got amazing responses when she mentioned this fact.)
17% of Americans ages 18 to 29 now believe that a man inviting a woman out for a drink “always” or “usually” constitutes sexual harassment. Wow.
“Name a modern blight, and someone, somewhere, is ready to blame it for messing with the modern libido.” untangles the many reasons—hookup culture, dating apps, digital porn, painful intercourse—Americans are having less sex today.
Reading this article about sex and dating and relationships and all I can think is that parents of 20-somethings have thoroughly messed up their kids
Young People Are Having Less Sex
This article should not be read by anyone without a good anti-depressant within easy reach.
Americans are having less sex economic insecurity, depression and technology each playing a role. At least we have our phones.
Young people are having sex less frequently than members of previous generations. Why? And what are the consequences? takes on "The Sex Recession"
"According to a November 2017 Economist/YouGov poll, 17 percent of Americans ages 18 to 29 now believe that a man inviting a woman out for a drink 'always' or 'usually' constitutes sexual harassment."
OK, I read the big Atlantic article about the decline of sex, and I came away even more convinced that porn is the culprit.
The more time you spend yapping about doing a thing, the less time you're actually doing it
Americans have more permissive attitudes than ever before on sex. Young people are also having far less sex. It's not a cause, but it is an interesting association.
As I suspected. They're doing it wrong.
Julian's piece is here
A sweeping look at what may be causing the #sexrecession the developed world is experiencing. Thoughts?
This piece is devastating in a number of ways. I recommend giving it a read if you have the chance. Well worth it.
. untangles the many reasons—hookup culture, dating apps, digital porn, painful intercourse—Americans are having less sex today. Millennials are different from gen-X. (i'm latter, many friends former)
An extremely long essay on why/how youngs are having less sex i'm fine with it
“No one approaches anyone in public anymore,” said a teacher in Northern Virginia. “The dating landscape has changed. People are less likely to ask you out in real life now, or even talk to begin with.”
A deep dive into a surprising phenomenon from ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩. An expert, nuanced, and engaging analysis. Definitely worth a read today.
In many countries people have less #sex. Also young people. Although #sexualliberation is a fact, there are social networks that facilitate it and HIV is low. Hypothesis: less couples more technology fear of being denounced as a stalker
Is America suffering a "sex recession"?
Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex? Despite the easing of taboos & the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession. "The dating landscape has changed. People are less likely to ask you out in real life now” Via
Why are people having less sex than ever?
Really amazing work by here, ranking up with the best work has done in recent years.
Millennials are having less sex: . I enjoy the hypothesising around it. My exploratory thoughts? Information abundance leads to it being less-of-a-thing (literally in there being other things to pay attention to & less of a focal point for status games).
All my biggest takeaways from 's great cover story are either very prudish/mormon (porn is a plague!) or very old-married-dadish (Tinder sounds like a dystopian hellscape)
“Name a modern blight, and someone, somewhere, is ready to blame it for messing with the modern libido.” untangles the many reasons—hookup culture, dating apps, digital porn, painful intercourse—Americans are having less sex today.
Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?
WE'RE IN A SEX RECESSION!
Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?
Huh. Today I learned Phil Zimbardo wrote a book on the dangers of masturbation. (h/tp )
“Name a modern blight, and someone, somewhere, is ready to blame it for messing with the modern libido.” untangles the many reasons—hookup culture, dating apps, digital porn, painful intercourse—Americans are having less sex today.
Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex? Despite the easing of taboos & the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession. "The dating landscape has changed. People are less likely to ask you out in real life now” Via
. untangles the many reasons Americans are having less sex today.
For me, it's because of two things. 1). Being uncomfortable sharing my body with others 2). Lack of people interested in sleeping with me. At least in my area.
Sex (good sex) is a moral good. Why are people in their 20s having less of it than previous generations?
Extremely long - but, on a quick read, very interesting - piece on young people having less sex and why that might be the case. I did write "The End of Sex" but this wasn't what I had in mind!
Fascinating article untangles the many reasons—hookup culture, dating apps, digital porn, painful intercourse—Americans are having less sex today.
Provocative, insightful piece by ⁦
But is it a Great Sex Recession
Seems there’s a bit of a sex recession happening. A long read from in
"This isn't to say that the internet can give you more satisfaction than sex or relationships, because it doesn't … [But it can] supply you with just enough satisfaction to placate those imperatives." A deeply reported and troubling feature on sex today.