Originally Posted by Married but Happy View Post
Never married people have more sex, and your parents or grandparents probably had more sex than you're having.
So much for the marriage advantage - is staying single better for a good sex life?
This is surprising:
How do you compare to the averages? https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...rainbow&wpmm=1
Not surprising in the least, TBH.
The sheer number of distractions in today's day and age is incalculable. You're all on one of them now, reading this.
I'm in that sweet-spot age where I grew up, and vividly remember, a simpler life, yet have also spent half of it in this age of distraction.
25 years ago, I had 30 or so channels on my TV. Now there's 1000, and I can watch whatever I want, whenever I want.
There was no internet. No smart phones. Connectivity meant talking to people. Socialization meant having people over, or actually going out - and not being distracted by Instagram while you were with them.
People are having less sex for exactly two reasons - One, there are so many distractions these days, and two we're not nearly as personally
connected as we once were.
Furthermore, the generation that's grown up with all of this - the children of the 90's and beyond - don't require any real effort to do anything. Everything is right there, on demand, instant. My 16 year old thinks he's being social when he's playing online computer games and chatting over a head set. He genuinely believes that's socialization.
Everything is easy and relatively effortless these days. Many things pose little challenge any more. Hell, you want to have sex? Go on craigslist or any number of similar websites, and you could have a willing partner in an hour. You no longer have to get dressed up and go out on the town and hope to meet somebody - actually make an effort to get laid.
You want a husband or wife? Post an ad!
And the easier things become, the less interesting they are in the long run.
The less time and effort one makes and invests in something, including relationships, the less meaningful it is, and the more we take it for granted. Relationship not going well? I can be going on dates by this evening. No need to fix the current one, it's disposable.
And for this current generation, sex is disposable as well. It means less, because it's so easy to come by, and so common.