Not for the first time, we've been hearing that teenagers now are having less sex than previous generations. A cursory search of the question "are teenagers having less sex? The latest headlines appear to come from a report by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service BPAS , looking at what's behind declining teenage pregnancy rates. The charity surveyed a representative group of 1, teenagers and found that they placed a high importance on studying, and spending time with family. It also flags Ofcom figures which suggest that "the amount of time young people spend online has increased by
People are having less sex, and the decline is being seen among younger adults, particularly men. The trend may have more to do with the internet and dating apps than morality, fear of pregnancy, or easy access to porn. About 1 in 3 men ages 18 to 24 years reported no sexual activity in the past year, according to a new study published in JAMA Network Open. Between and , past-year sexual inactivity rose from almost 19 percent to almost 31 percent among men ages 18 to 24, according to researchers led by Dr.
Rates of pregnancy are plummeting among young people. Can we conclude teenagers are getting their kicks in different ways? The rate of teenage pregnancy in England and Wales has halved in 16 years and currently stands at its lowest level since records began 50 years ago. Newly released figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 23 young women under the age of 18 out of every 1, became pregnant in , compared with 47 out of 1, in
Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession. New cases of HIV are at an all-time low. Most women can—at last—get birth control for free, and the morning-after pill without a prescription. If hookups are your thing, Grindr and Tinder offer the prospect of casual sex within the hour. BDSM plays at the local multiplex—but why bother going?