Despite the shockingly vast exposure to adult movies, today’s generation is actually having less sex as compared to their grandparents. Not the best image to start with but certainly a compelling realisation. Not very surprising though considering that people in the 40s and 50s were pretty much reproducing like rabbits. All the exposure to adult movies nowadays has ruined the sex life of millennials.
It is a bit sad to see that young people of today’s generation aren’t getting down and dirty as much as they should.
There are a whole bunch of reasons for this though and some are quite logical in their existence.
Let’s get into them now.
A huge change in every aspect of life, not just sex, technology plays a huge role in everything we do and pretty much who we are. I’m not talking about dating apps like Tinder. We’ll get to that later.
This is about the existence of technology and it’s presence everywhere.
No matter what we do, technology is present. People no longer know how to sit in silence and stare out of the window or sit with another person and have an actual conversation.
No wonder sex is put on the back burner. Given the choice, most millennials would rather spend time on their phones than interact with another human being which ultimately ruins the sex life
Technology has definitely created a huge gap between people in terms of intimacy, interaction, conversation and basic respect.
This of course leads to lack of passion and less sex in the life of millennials as opposed to the earlier generation that didn’t have so many distractions.
Millennials prefer to live at home
A lot of youngsters in their 20s and even up to their late 20s are opting to live at home for whatever reason, be it saving money, rent issues, closeness with their parents or just wanting the comfort of home.
This is one of the major reasons why there is less sex nowadays. With your parents around, you’re not gonna wanna do anything naughty.
Choosing to live life (which is not sexy)
This is one of the most enlightening times of our lives where for the first time in forever, young people have so many career options, have special ways of living their lives and are opting to have healthy and pleasant platonic relationships with different people of all ages.
With the rise of equality, young women are choosing careers, independence and female friends over men and relationships and hook ups.
Millennials all over the world are focusing on their jobs, saving, building a life for themselves instead of focusing on marriage and babies like the norm used to be.
So automatically, sex is put on the back burner.
Cultural change leading to maturity
A huge rise in cultural change and diversity is making more and more young people conscious in their decisions and choices. They’re focusing on self-growth and choosing an open life with diverse friends and seeing the world as opposed to focusing on just sex and relationships.
It isn’t taboo anymore
It’s the classic case of being told, you can’t have something and immediately wanting to have it. In this day and age, sex is more acceptable and more and more millennials are open about their sexuality and sex life.
It isn’t frowned upon anymore and doesn’t feel restrictive.
Whereas 40 to 50 years ago, uttering the word ‘sex’ could land someone in hot water and that stigma is what made it exciting.
Young people know that they have sex openly without judgment and they know that sex isn’t going anywhere so they’re choosing to prioritize other things instead of sex.
Easy access to adult movies and riding solo
There has never been a better time for adult movie lovers. Adult movies are at an all time high and pretty much everyone enjoys it. With the easy access, playing solo is also on the rise.
With self pleasure no longer being considered gross or wrong, many people find it easier to just play solo to adult movies than interact with someone else and have awkward sex.
Mental health barriers
With openness and individuality being celebrated in terms of sex, playing solo and adult movies, mental health is also another factor that leads to lack of sex everywhere.
With the rule of technology, low amounts of human interaction and less mindfulness, anxiety and depression are very high and you don’t need me to tell you what kind of mood dampers they are.
There is body consciousness, anxiety, depression, sleep deprivation, unhealthy eating habits and overall lack of self-care.
All these lead to a poor sense of confidence and low libido. The more issues someone has, the less inclined they will be to have sex.
The final wrecking ball- Dating apps
A sure stop sign for everything romantic, dating apps like tinder have taken over the world and pretty much wrecked the concept of dating, relationships and sex.
People no longer want to make an effort to get to know someone and maybe build a relationship with them. It’s all about the swipe and all you can buffet that ends up doing the opposite of its motive – No Sex.
All the reasons above and more display exactly how and why today’s generation is having such little sex. With a load of mental stimulation in our lives, people no longer have the time or inclination for physical stimulation that comes with relationships, intimacy and basic human interaction.
For a lot of people, sex has become mundane and thoughtless, which eventually leads to them not enjoying it and then ultimately stopping it.
A few decades ago, a relationship was a big deal and sex was the ultimate promise.
Hook-up culture was not a thing and people pretty much had limited choices in terms of their careers and lives.
Isn’t it ironic that the hook-up culture is one where people are having the least amount of sex?
But hey! They’re not complaining, so why should we?