When “Hulu and hang” just doesn’t get the same point across…
Holla at your girl! Send me a 1am texts asking me “What u doin?” Invite me over to watch some Orange Is the New Black and then whip it out. That’s how millennials do, right?
Well despite the ubiquitous jokes of “Netflix and chill” alluding to a thinly-veiled invite for casual sex, there’s actually been a decline in sex rates over the last few decades. Cambridge professor David Spiegelhalter is asserting that streaming video services are the cause of people knocking boots less and less. But why is this?
Back in my day it was “Myspace and Your Place…”
What a Fun Study to Conduct.
Spiegelhalter is a statistician and the author of the book Sex by Numbers. He said:
“People are having less sex. Sexually active couples between 16 and 64 were asked and the median was five times in the last month in 1990, than four times in 2000 and three times in 2010. At this rate by 2030, couples are not going to be having any sex at all. Which is a very worrying trend.”
Down With Gettin’ Down
Spiegelhalter’s theory is that technology is to blame: these days we are overstimulated by smartphones, apps, streaming of music and video. And our entertainment options are only increasing more with new and faster tech. We have our noses shoved into our phones for hours a day instead of physically interacting with the real world, which is a drastic change from just a few years ago.
“The point is that there is this massive connectivity, the constant checking of our phones compared to just a few years ago when TV closed down at 10:30pm or whatever and there was nothing else to do,” Spiegelhalter explained.