Is Netflix The Reason Why Americans Are Having Less Sex?

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I would have guessed top-notch internet porn, but hey, what do I know?

According to Fortune, American lovers bumped uglies nine fewer times in the early 2010s compared to the plowers of the 1990s, and at least one researcher thinks that Netflix is the reason behind it.

Is Netflix The Reason Why Americans Are Having Less Sex?


Gender, age, race, work or marital status, it doesn’t matter. Everybody is humping less than they were 20 years ago. In the 1990s, Americans were having sex roughly 60-62 times every year. Now that number sits somewhere in the low 50s. And if you’re married or “living with a romantic partner,” it’s damn near an epidemic, as people who fall into that category are making love 16 fewer times per year.

Jean Twenge, author of Generation Me, recently studied the decline of sex amongst Americans, and she believes smartphones and streaming services such as Netflix are to blame.


“Entertainment is more entertaining now, it’s more on demand — you can access it anytime you want,” Twenge said. “DVRs became more common right around that time, too. Think about what’s happened over the last 10 years.”

Or in other words, we used to be so busy fucking each other that we didn’t have time to binge-watch Steve Avery getting fucked over by the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office.

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