​Young Men Have Less Sex Because Of Streaming, Gaming And Social Media, Research Says

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According to data revealed by University of Chicago's biennial General Social Survey (GSS) survey, young men aren't having as much sex as they used to. What's the reason for such a sad conclusion? Scientists believe this could be caused by spending a lot if time streaming, playing video games and scrolling through social media feeds. The Typical Student team learned if you should be concerned. 


Key Findings of GSS Research



The report has revealed the following findings:

1. 23% of adult men (about 1 in 4) admitted they hadn't had sex in the past year. According to the Washington Post study, the majority of respondents are '20-something men.'  

2. "A portion of Americans 18 to 29 reporting no sex in the past year more than doubled between 2008 and 2018."

3.  29% of young men said they abstained from sex for a year compared to only 18% for women (between 18 - 30).


Possible Reasons Of Low Sexual Activity In Young Adults



According to Jean Twenge, a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, one of the reasons for low sexual activity in young males is that "they don't live with their other half." In her comment to the Washington Post: "There are more people in their twenties who don't have a live-in partner. So under those circumstances, I think less sex is going to happen... When you're living at home it's probably harder to bring sexual partners into your bedroom."


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