Survey shows that sex frequency of young people has dropped sharply in the past 10 years


Mickael Gresset

The London School of Haigene & Tropical Medicine , a research university in London , England, has published a paper in the British medical journal British Medical Journal summarizing research on 'the frequency of sexual activity in modern humans' . According to this, the sex frequency of couples over 25 in the past 10 years has dropped significantly.

Surveys indicate a decline in sex among young adults in Britain | The BMJ

Couples are having less sex now than in previous decades, study shows-New York Daily News

The survey covers 18,876 adults aged 16 to 59 years of the 1990s among the large-scale statistical survey “ Natsal ” on “Sex life and lifestyle” regularly conducted in the United Kingdom. Survey “Natsals 1” conducted in 2000, “Natsals 2” conducted in 2000 for 12,110 adults aged 16 to 44 years, and in the period from September 2010 to August 2012 It is an analysis of three of 'Natsals 3' conducted for 15,162 74-year-old adults.

An analysis of the data from the three surveys shows that the number of sexual activity decreases significantly in the past 10 years (after 2000) in the survey period of 1990-2012. However, it does not mean that young people's interest in sexual activity has diminished, but rather the number of people who prefer sexual activity is on the rise.


Alejandra Quiroz

According to the analysis results, the average number of times of sexual activity was an average of 4 times for women in the 1990 and 2000 surveys and 3 times for the 2012 survey, compared with an average of 3 times for men at all time points did. And the proportion of people who 'do not have sex once a month' is 28.5% (1990), 23% (2000), 29.3% (2012) for women. For men, it has changed to 30.9% (1990), 26% (2000) and 29.2% (2012).

On the other hand, the proportion of subjects who answered that the number of sexual activities per month is 10 or more is 18.4% (1990), 20.6% (2000), 13.2% (2012) for women, and 19.9% for men (1990), 20.2% (2000) and 14.4% (2012). In addition, the proportion of people with high sexual activity during the month has also decreased significantly in the past 10 years.

In addition, according to the results of follow-up surveys, among multiple gender and age groups, 'married or unmarried men after age 25' seem to drastically reduce the number of sexual activities.

by Joël de Vriend

Although the number of sexual activity reported is decreasing, the number of people who prefer sexual activity itself is increasing: “people with superior physical and mental health status”, “full-time employees”, “high incomes It is said that people are doing sexual activity especially frequently. In addition, similar analysis results, that is, the fact that the number of sexual activities has decreased in the past few years, has been reported in high-income countries including the United States, Australia, Finland, and Japan.

The researcher, Professor Key Wellings , points out that there are several reasons for the decrease in sexual activity, which is caused by the change in the pace of life and the increase in various types of entertainment that have increased due to the development of various technologies. You “Instead of paying attention to our partners, we have made it possible for us to shop, enjoy our holidays and continue our work, instead of paying attention to our partners,” said Wellings.

Although sexual activity is generally concerned about adverse effects such as unintended pregnancy or infection or causing sexual dysfunction, conducting sexual activity on a regular basis means health, happiness, and quality of life . It is also beneficial. And even in the paper published this time, sexually active people were shown to have 'good health, happiness, better cognitive function and long life expectancy'.

Furthermore, Professor Wellings states that, in general, if the number of high-income men who report high frequency of sexual activity decreases, the reason may reflect an increase in the pace of modern life. In addition, in the case of men, there may be a reduction in the number of sexual activities due to economic reasons and stress caused by the decline in employment security. ”

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