The rumors (and idle personal assumptions) are true, people. We are having less sex because we are watching too much TV – ‘Netflix and chill’ has lost all innuendo. We generally want to just Netflix, and chill, and maybe order some Seamless then chill some more. What is the world coming to?
In the U.K, The Telegraph reports that statistician David Spiegelhalter has made it official – calling the declining sex rates in the U.K worrying.
“People are having less sex. Sexually active couples between 16 and 64 were asked and the median was five times in the last month in 1990, then four times in 2000 and three times in 2010.
At this rate by 2030 couples are not going to be having any sex at all. Which is a very worrying trend.
You ask why? Statisticians say, I don’t know. One of the researchers mentioned the word iPad. I think it’s the box set, Netflix. [The idea that] “OMG I’ve got to watch the entire second series of Game of Thrones”.
The point is that this massive connectivity, the constant checking of our phones compared to just a few years ago when TV closed down at 10.30pm or whatever and there was nothing else to do.”
I mean, good LORD – we need to turn off the TV every now and again and smell the fresh air! If you are in a relationship, try and donate at least one or two nights a week to no electronics and lots of sex (think of it as a fun experiment you will both actually really enjoy #justsayin’). If you are single, Netflix it up while you still can!