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The Sex Drought

Nov 13, 2018 | 62 videos
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Both young people and adults are having less sex than ever before. In the space of a generation, sex has gone from something most high-school students have experienced to something most haven’t. The average adult used to have sex 62 times a year; now, that number is 54.


Research continues to show that a healthy sex life is linked to a happy life, and having a partner is a stronger predictor than ever of happiness. Why, then, in this modern era, is sex on the decline?


For more, read Katie Julian’s article from the December issue of The Atlantic.

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Author: Jackie Lay

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