A once-in-a-decade survey of thousands of Britons has revealed that people in the United Kingdom are having sex less frequently than they used to, and social media might be to blame.
The Lancet‘s third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles polled more than 15,000 UK citizens about their sexual habits and found that individuals aged 16-44 are having sex fewer than five times per month, compared with more than six times per month the previous two instances the survey was undertaken.
The study’s authors suggested that modern life, including social media, might be taking its toll on people’s libidos.
“People are worried about their jobs, worried about money. They are not in the mood for sex,” said Dr Cath Mercer, from University College London.
“But we also think modern technologies are behind the trend too. People have tablets and smartphones and they are taking them into the bedroom, using Twitter and Facebook, answering emails.”