American adults, on average, are having sex about nine fewer times per year in the 2010s compared to adults in the late 1990s, according to a team of scholars led by the psychologist Jean Twenge. That’s a 14 percent decline in sexual frequency. Likewise, the share of adults who reported having sex “not at all” in the past year rose from 18 percent in the late 1990s to 22 percent from 2014 to 2016, according to our analysis of the General Social Survey. (The GSS, which is fielded every two years and is directed by the University of Chicago, is a large, nationally representative and federally funded survey of American adults covering a range of attitudes and behaviors.)


    Americans are having less sex, the share of Americans who say they never once had sex in the past year is rising, and—perhaps most surprising—this revolution in sexual behavior is being led by the young.


srsly tho

    Starting in 2011, for instance, the Obama administration pushed colleges and universities to reduce sexual harassment and violence with a range of Title IX-inspired measures. These measures, and the concerns they underlined, led to the expulsions of hundreds, if not thousands, of men for alleged sexual assaults on campuses.

k so go click on that link. Take a look. ASU, for example, has four Title IX cases open. ASU also has 100,000 students. I think we can all agree that sexual assault should be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Where things get a little more hand-wavey is when we start pretending that there's been some righteous wave of justice.

that graph tho

A young adult male in the US is about 50% more likely to live with a parent than a wife. That's pretty fucked up and also bad for game.

The effects raised are thought-provoking but I don't find their arguments as to cause to be wholly compelling. I'm sure it's a combination of factors but they seem to be reaching for causality.

posted by ButterflyEffect: 271 days ago