A study by the San Diego State University and the Widener University shows that Americans today have less sex than in the early nineties: on a yearly basis it comes down to seven times less sex in 2014 than in the late 1990s.
Data for the study were collected between 1989 and 2014 and the outcome goes for people of all gender, race, marriage status or the region in which they live. The outcome is published in the the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Facts and figures
- Per year, adults from the age of 25 and above had about 1.18 times less sex.
- From the early 1990s into the early 2000s, Americans generally had sex from about 60 to 65 times a year.
- People in their twenties have anaverage 80 times sex per year.
- People in their sixties do it about 20 times per year.
- The largest percentage decrease in sex was seen by people in their fifties, couples with young children and people who do not watch porn.
- Married couples in general have sex more often than single people, but also in that group that is declining: from 67 times per year in 1989 to 56 times a year in 2014.
- There is one group though that still seems to go strong or even have more sex: people over 70. They had sex nearly 11 times during 2014 while the average in 1989 was 9.6 times.
- From the 26,600 Americans who participated in the research, the majority indicated to be hetero sexual.
According to the researchers, reasons for having less sex can be that more people are staying single, or are single again and that there are far more options for different kinds of pleasure, such as social media, watching series on f.i. Netflix of playing videogames.
A good suggestion might be to send paying municipal workers home and do it, like a minister in Sweden suggested.
What is your 'average' and do you spice up your sex life to keep when needed?