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Chart shows US men aged 18-30 are having less sex, women… not so much

Chart shows US men aged 18-30 are having less sex, women… not so much

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Young men between the age of 18 and 30 are having significantly less sex, a new study shows.

A study from General Social Survey has tackled the sexual habits of Americans.

It has revealed that the share of US residents not having sex has reached a record high, with young men at the forefront of this new trend.

Many don’t have a live-in partner

Overall, the portion of Americans 18 to 29 reporting no sex in the past year more than doubled between 2008 and 2018, reaching 23%.

Jean Twenge, professor of psychology at San Diego State University, has a theory.

‘There are more people in their twenties who don’t have a live-in partner,’ she said in an interview with The Washington Post.

‘So under those circumstances I think less sex is going to happen.’

Americans in their 30s, 40s and beyond, meanwhile, are much more likely to be married than those in their 20s. These age groups are now more likely to have sex in a given year than their younger peers.

Women aren’t having the same issue

Among those aged 18-30, however, not everyone is experiencing the same lack of sexual activity.

For most of the past three decades, 20-something men and women reported similar rates of sexlessness. But that has changed in recent years.

Compared to 28% of American men, only 18% of young women reported not having had sex in 2018.

This could mean women are having sex with men outside of the 18-30 age range.

However, and this seems a plausible explanation, results also imply that women are having more sex with each other.

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