The millennial sex drought has reached the news in the latest days, countless debates over the idea appearing online. The consensus was that the phenomenon is due to a rapid and drastic shift in the day to day living of the world.
An article recently published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior magazine sprouted a public debate over the regularity with which the millennial generation has sexual intercourse.
Researchers believe that there are a few key factors that brought on the millennial sex drought: the popularity and accessibility of pornographic content, a generation more focused on careers, video games, and internet dating.
Technology seems to be one of the main culprits in the matter. Back in the 70s when the parents of the Millennial generation were born, there were far fewer gadgets and gizmos to distract their attention from the pleasures of the flesh.
Moreover, they were forced to interact in real life, such encounters having a bigger chance of landing the participants in the same bed than an online chat or a Tinder swipe.
Speaking of Tinder, it seems like the app is getting a lot of heat for the millennial sex drought, scientists claiming that the virtual environment is setting impossible-like standards to people that end up choosing to hang with their friends rather than dating someone who doesn’t fill all of the “requirement.”
Video games are another factor that are blocking the millennials from having sex. An average male gamer is believed to spend up to 30 hours in front of a computer or console, thus limiting his chances of going outside and meeting a potential partner.
However, the biggest interfering factor seems to be pornographic content. Porn movies are available for free streaming on the internet, the categories they feature fitting almost all of the little quirks that millennials might have.
The diversity of porn is not necessarily a good thing. According to researchers, more young adults are suffering from erectile dysfunction than ever.
The explanation for this odd phenomenon is the way in which the brain is wired. When an individual gets used to being aroused only by what he sees in pornographic materials, then his brain will only start to react in such circumstances.
Unfortunately, real sexual encounters differ considerably from those pictured in porn, so the brain is simply not accustomed to the stimulus, leading to an embarrassing episode of erectile dysfunction.
Other factors of the millennial sex drought include the cautious way in which this generation was raised, and the continuous search for overnight glory when it comes to building a career.
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