A new study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior has some evidence that will make anyone that loves sex want to avoid committed relationships and marriage. The study was conducted by the General Social Survey. They asked 26,000 American adults about their sexual behavior since 1989. Guess what? Sex is on the decline. Say it ain't so!
One of the perceived perks of being in a committed relationship is that you will have easy access to sex. Sorry to say that perception is definitely not accurate. Not only is it likely that your parents are have more sex than you, but the new study shows that on average, Americans had sex nine fewer times between 2010 and 2014 than they did from 2000 to 2004.
Being that couples in committed relationships already only have sex roughly 52 times a year, nine less time is a drastic drop. Unfortunately, for married men that number has steadily been on a decline. Back in 1990, the average number of times a couple had reached was 73. And people say porn is killing marriages, but maybe if there was more sex being had, there'd be less porn being watched.
Too bad the study doesn't pinpoint the problem so that it can be fixed. Instead, they have a few theories regarding why people are getting their freak on significantly less. They believe that what's contributing to the decline is dual income households, which makes total sense. With both partners working, who has time to think about getting laid?
The professor of psychology at San Diego State University also wonders if people are less happy in their relationship and have less of a desire to be intimate. Both are very plausible theories. But whatever the case may be, it's time to beef up the sex.