Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Study: American Adults Having Less Sex than a Quarter of a Century Ago


AP/Martin Mejia
by KATHERINE RODRIGUEZ7 Mar 201763

A new study released Tuesday shows that American adults are having less sex than a quarter of a century ago, with the biggest decline being among married people.

The study, published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, showed a decline in sexual activity across gender, race, region, education level, and work status.

One of the factors for this decline is the increase in the percentage of unpartnered people, who tend to have less sex than partnered ones.

But a major factor for this decline stems from a steady decline in the rate of sexual activity for people who are married or living with partners.

The study found that American adults have sex seven to nine fewer times per year than in the 1990s, according to data from the General Social Survey from 1984-2014.

The average person used to have sex 60 to 62 times a year in the 1990s, but by 2014 that number dropped to less than 53 times per year.