By Mane Kara-Yakoubian writing for PsyPost
Less people are having sex and the way we are having sex is changing.
According to a new study published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, there have been decreases in all modes of partnered sex from 2009 to 2019 for both adults and adolescents. Further, solo masturbation has been decreasing among adolescents.
Various studies from the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, and Japan have revealed a declining trend of partnered sexual activity over time. This trend has alarmed many researchers, given it may be a reflection of some unpleasant truths, including the influence of environmental factors on hormone levels, the effect of social media platforms on people, and changes to human connection and intimacy.
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