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Millennials Prefer Making YouTube Videos To Having Sex

You know how there was always that one guidance counsellor at school who warned you that your friends aren't actually having as much sex as they say they are?

Well s/he was right

None of us are.

Experts reckon - and they've done a fair amount of research here - that millennials just aren't that bothered with sex.

(If you're interested in the numbers, a 2015 report said we have, on average, three less sexual partners than our parents did, and the Archives of Sexual Behaviour have recorded that people born in the '90s were more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive in their 20s than the previous generation.)

And the reasons why will probably not surprise you; The Washington Post cites pressure to succeed, difficulty in forming "deep, romantic relationships", living increasingly through on-screen interactions and "unrealistic expectations of physical perfection" formed through dating apps.


Maybe we should all be taking it easy with that Valencia filter.

Noah Patterson, an 18-year-old who "likes to sit in front of several screens simultaneously" basically told the Post that he just couldn't be bothered.

"For an average date, you're going to spend at least two hours, and in that two hours I won't be doing something I enjoy," he said.


"I'd rather be watching YouTube videos and making money... [Sex is] not going to be something people ask you for on your résumé."

And Claudia, 19, said her parents are concerned about her love life - or lack thereof.

"They always ask me: 'Why don't you have a boyfriend?'

"My mom - she hooked up all the time in college - she's like, 'I would still love you, but are you gay?'

"I'm just like, 'Eh, it'll happen.'"

Experts agree.

"Sex is a powerful drive and so is romantic love," explained Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist at Rutgers University.

"They'll get to the sex. I'm positive of that."

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