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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Interesting article from the Independent.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/sex-millennials-study-young-people-turning-back-on-sexual-intercourse-in-record-numbers-a7167946.htm


    Why do you think this is? The article speculates that pornography, social media and living with parents is to blame. What do you think?

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    I had this feeling that technology is becoming a kind of synthetic drug, it claims to empower us, but it made us addicted to it. How many people can survive a few days without their smart phone or internet? Every time i go to a restaurant, a group of people is sitting together but none are talking to each other. Everyone is on their smart phone sharing short duration clips. They do not interact or develop social skills through their smartphones. And hence find it difficult to talk to the opposite sex, or just other people.
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    (Original post by 130398)
    I will comment in the same manner as I did on another thread.

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    There are no 3D girls like my waifus.
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    (Original post by Cremated_Spatula)
    There are no 3D girls like my waifus.
    Preach
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    Interesting article from the Independent.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/sex-millennials-study-young-people-turning-back-on-sexual-intercourse-in-record-numbers-a7167946.htmWhy do you think this is? The article speculates that pornography, social media and living with parents is to blame. What do you think?SS
    Porn avilable right in your HD screen phone whenever you want it. Also social media makes people socialise less face to face and thus prevent chance of sex.
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    Well we do have social media
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    guess what. If you have done GCSE geography you get told why. it's because men are less committed nowadays and women are getting too much equality and they are too strong and in many countries delivering babies is too expensive.
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    (Original post by PHD2027)
    guess what. If you have done GCSE geography you get told why. it's because men are less committed nowadays and women are getting too much equality and they are too strong and in many countries delivering babies is too expensive.
    :mute: You really think so?
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    (Original post by PrincessBO$$)
    :mute: You really think so?
    which part do I really think so.
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    (Original post by PHD2027)
    which part do I really think so.
    it's because men are less committed nowadays and women are getting too much equality and they are too strong and in many countries delivering babies is too expensive.
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    (Original post by jblackmoustache)
    Also our generation struggle to get on the housing rental market and also struggle to buy our own homes. For a lot of us we are stuck living with our parents until our late twenties.

    Also nightclubs have massively declined (places where young people traditionally hook up). In a lot of cities it's all about craft ale bars and bar / club hybrids. Sticky floors, overpriced drinks, shouting over loud commercial dance and ******* bouncers have lost their appeal. The big city nighttime economy now appeals more to +30 year olds rather than young people.

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    Pretty much all spot on. I have noticed in the last ten years nightclubs have been in sharp decline in my age group (I'm 25). Back when I was a student browsing TSR in 2006 there was a big excitement over everyone going out to nightclubs etc, nowadays I think no one has the money and it's died down because we have just gotten used to not going.
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    (Original post by Atlas Thugged)
    Our generation is extremely tame compared with previous ones, a lot of it is social media and the culture of keeping safe over having fun. At my age my father was literally in a biker gang.
    I always think this is getting really out of hand (or... in of hand?). People are so anxious about regulations. Even 'rebelling' is very controlled: pre-drinks, bomb MD, leave the club and wind up in a stranger's flat. Maybe climb some scaffoldings if you're really crazy. On that note, is that just my friends? 'Urbexing' seems to be sweeping the campus. Do people really need a hashtag to explore the city, or climb things? Anyway, I digress. Nothing wrong with that kind of night out, just the repetition grates me a little. There is a decent age gap between my brothers and I, even they did some whack **** for fun, back in the 90's, that my peers would never think of.
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    (Original post by lizardlenny)
    **** man I'm 20 and still a virgin. I'm sure someone out there feels better about themselves right now...
    Lol, I'll make you feel better. I am 21 and the same; I'm not even unattractive, just um... inept in some other undetermined way, I guess.
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...ion-y-less-sex


    A little bit of further research states that the average amount of sex per month 10 years ago was 6.3 for women and 6.2 for men it's now 4.8 times per month for men and 4.9 for women.


    It seems strange as a society we seem completely obsessed with sex. Is that because we're not actually having it?

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    Haha, that's pretty grim. I don't have the link now but I read an article about a study investigating what assumptions people make about their peers' sex lives and what they project of themselves. I'm not explaining this very well but apparently we assume that other people are having a lot more sex than they are.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    From TSR I certainly get the impression that those reaching the age that people would typically have their first sex experience (16-18) are slightly more sexually conservative than a decade ago, with people waiting longer to have their first sexual experience.

    The article doesn't surprise me, although it's important to note that the youth of today aren't embracing celibacy en-masse, as the numbers don't show huge changes, albeit they are noteworthy.
    TSR isn't a guide to anything. It's full of middle-class kids and Muslims, which explains your observation at a stroke.
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    Tbh I feel like sex is overrated. We also live in a age of online porn so I guess that makes up for actual sex. I could be wrong but actual intercourse seems more enjoyable for men than women. As long as I've got my hand and fingers I'm fine.
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    (Original post by PHD2027)
    guess what. If you have done GCSE geography you get told why. it's because men are less committed nowadays and women are getting too much equality and they are too strong and in many countries delivering babies is too expensive.
    Too much 'equality'. :rofl:
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    (Original post by scrotgrot)
    TSR isn't a guide to anything. It's full of middle-class kids and Muslims, which explains your observation at a stroke.
    That's a valid point regarding Muslims (and other religious groups), but I don't think that middle class teens are any less sexual than they used to be.
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    I'm going to be slightly controversial here, but I think our society now has a very odd gap between portrayals of sex and actual sex. It's become less normalised.

    Pornography is unquestionably more available now than ever, but it's also ever more remote. Gone are the days of "readers' wives" or even relatable titillation on mainstream TV. From my own memory, sex was more normalised on TV (and mainstream channels were more liberal about broadcasting it) back in the 90s and early 2000s. Today we see it through the ridiculous lens of sexualised advertisements or the half-drugged rampant orgies of the internet.

    From a male perspective - and here's the controversial bit - there's a barrier that's being reinforced. We're essentially taught that virtually every sexual advance is some form of sexual harassment, or that moderately bawdy conduct is feeding the ridiculous idea of "rape culture". With apologies for the slight hyperbole, I'm amazed that 19 year old guys are even daring to get off with girls in nightclubs any more. Teenage fear of rejection is one thing - fear of being seen as some sort of libidinous pervert is quite another. While it's evermore acceptable for women to display their sexuality, it seems increasingly like men have to apologise for it.

    A slightly half-baked stream-of-consciousness there, perhaps, but I think there's something in it. Sexual anthropology ain't exactly a subject I'm massively familiar with.
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    (Original post by L i b)
    I'm going to be slightly controversial here, but I think our society now has a very odd gap between portrayals of sex and actual sex. It's become less normalised.

    Pornography is unquestionably more available now than ever, but it's also ever more remote. Gone are the days of "readers' wives" or even relatable titillation on mainstream TV. From my own memory, sex was more normalised on TV (and mainstream channels were more liberal about broadcasting it) back in the 90s and early 2000s. Today we see it through the ridiculous lens of sexualised advertisements or the half-drugged rampant orgies of the internet.

    From a male perspective - and here's the controversial bit - there's a barrier that's being reinforced. We're essentially taught that virtually every sexual advance is some form of sexual harassment, or that moderately bawdy conduct is feeding the ridiculous idea of "rape culture". With apologies for the slight hyperbole, I'm amazed that 19 year old guys are even daring to get off with girls in nightclubs any more. Teenage fear of rejection is one thing - fear of being seen as some sort of libidinous pervert is quite another. While it's evermore acceptable for women to display their sexuality, it seems increasingly like men have to apologise for it.

    A slightly half-baked stream-of-consciousness there, perhaps, but I think there's something in it. Sexual anthropology ain't exactly a subject I'm massively familiar with.
    Yes, absolutely this. Essentially the problem is that the extreme-SJWs have succeeded in ramming the ideology down everyone's throat to the extent that, as you describe, it is considered unacceptable to chide a female for being too slutty, but simultaneously acceptable to conside all males rapists-to-be.
 
 
 
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