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Thursday, November 29, 2018

5 Reasons Americans Are Living Through a Sex Recession

No civilization in human history has been as sex-drenched as modern-day America. TV shows, music, and even commercials constantly reference sex. An unlimited number of free pornographic clips of every imaginable variety and sort are available to anyone with an Internet connection, and Americans have a libertine attitude about sex. It has gotten so over-the-top that I had an acquaintance who managed to get lots of TV and press attention just by writing a book saying that she’s not a virgin, but that she intends to remain chaste until marriage.

Yet, intriguingly, according to a much-discussed article in The Atlantic, Americans are in the middle of a sex recession.

To the relief of many parents, educators, and clergy members who care about the health and well-being of young people, teens are launching their sex lives later. From 1991 to 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey finds, the percentage of high-school students who’d had intercourse dropped from 54 to 40 percent. In other words, in the space of a generation, sex has gone from something most high-school students have experienced to something most haven’t. (And no, they aren’t having oral sex instead—that rate hasn’t changed much.)

Meanwhile, the U.S. teen pregnancy rate has plummeted to a third of its modern high. When this decline started, in the 1990s, it was widely and rightly embraced. But now some observers are beginning to wonder whether an unambiguously good thing might have roots in less salubrious developments. Signs are gathering that the delay in teen sex may have been the first indication of a broader withdrawal from physical intimacy that extends well into adulthood.



Anonymous said...

You can't text and screw at the same time. I guess hooking up now means plugging in your tablet.

Anonymous said...

It's about time. Soon only poor people with no cable or internet will be the only breeders and we will all be supporting them. Oh that's already how it is. Never mind.

Anonymous said...

Lmao, so true!

Anonymous said...

Well for we older gens, the recent and finally change with helpful enhancement pills that now are available in generic form (MUCH CHEAPER), our stats should help the national number go up Up UP!

(snicker snicker)

couple of hours until TGIF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...


That is hilarious!
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Nothing to help the ladies only men. Have you noticed

Anonymous said...

4:42 is right, the rise of video games, social media, etc has lead to the fall in teenage kids having nothing better to do. It also hasn't helped them look for jobs either, though

Anonymous said...

well have you seen the women today....