By Jon Queally / <a href="www.commondreams.org/news/2019/05/09/new-study-suggests-late-stage-capitalism-stripping-humanity-simple-joy-frequent-sex">Common Dreams</a>
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A new study conducted in the United Kingdom has found current generations of adults—in part due to the “sheer pace of modern life”—are having less sex than their predecessors.
The study—among the largest of its kind ever undertaken—analyzed the sexual lives and habits of over 34,000 men and women ages 16 to 44 in the UK and found a dramatic drop in the frequency of sexual activity this century.
“Using data from the British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal),” a summary of the report explained, “researchers found a general decline in sexual frequency in Britain between 2001 and 2012, with the biggest falls seen among over 25s and married or cohabiting couples.”
According to the summary:
Overall, the data showed declines in people having sex between 2001 and 2012. The proportion reporting no sex in the past month increased from 23% to 29.3% among women and from 26% to 29.2% among men.
The proportion reporting sex 10 or more times in the past month also fell during…