The number of American adults who admitted not having sex during the past year has reached all times high, the results of the latest General Society Survey conducted by the NORC research organization at the University of Chicago shows.
The figures, analyzed by the Washington Post, proved that twenty-three percent of the respondents, or 1 in 4 of the surveyed participants, claimed not having sex in the last year.
While 30 percent of the adults said, they had sex monthly, almost 40 percent of them reported having sex weekly or even more.
According to the researchers, the most significant declines in sexual activity was among young men aged 18-30. Nearly 28 percent of them said they did not have sex over the past year. It is worth mentioning that a similar survey dated 1989 showed that only 14 percent of the men in that age group reported not having sex.
Things look slightly different for women in the same age group. Only 18 percent of them reported a lack of sex during the previous year.
The study also revealed that 91 percent of the forty-something Americans had sex in 2018. As for their counterparts aged 50-59, only 13 percent of them reported they did not have fun in the bedroom last year. For those 60 and older, the ''not having sex number'' has steadily remained at nearly 50 percent, the researchers found out.
Furthermore, the researchers also estimated that 54 percent of unemployed Americans did not have a committed relationship versus 32 percent of employed Americans.
Asked about his opinion on the lack of sexual activity among the American millennials, prof. Jean Twenge, a psychology professor at San Diego State University, said that many people in their twenties still did not share a home with a live-in partner.
According to Twenge, the difference between the number of male and female millennials claiming no sex could also be credited to the decline in the number of working young men.
Twenge also pointed out the rising trend among the young men to live with their parents compared to their female counterparts; therefore it was more difficult for them to bring a partner at their mother's home.
Earlier this year, another report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showed a decline in sexual activity among the American high schoolers too.
The numbers showed that over 41 percent of the students in grades 9-12 reported having sex, comapred with almost 47 percent in 2005 and with 53 percent back in 1995.
The researchers attributed the decreased sexual activity among the US teenagers to the technology, social media, and federal spending to prevent teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
Based on your experience, do you agree or disagree with these findings?