Here’s one of those expensive government studies, this one for Britain’s Dept. of Education, performed by the University of London, that discovers something that a lot of people already know.
According to this study, young people, “millenials,” are more and more turned off by sex, with one in eight “still a virgin” (gasp!) at 26–a statistic that speaks volumes, to anyone who’s listening. Anyway, the older they get, the less likely they are to have sex (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/06/millennials-turned-sex-study-suggests-one-eight-still-virgins/).
How come? Two reasons, say the scientists. A) They’re so glued to social media, they don’t have time for anything as real as sex. And, more importantly, B) they have a “fear of intimacy” arising from a “culture of hypersexuality.” In other words, they’re afraid they simply can’t live up to the sexual expectations raised in their minds by the “entertainment” media and other sources.
According to our benighted “entertainment”–which, remember, is always a form of passive self-education–you’re all supposed to be having sex every cotton-pickin’ day with as many “pratners” as you can catch before they run away. No excuse for not having sex! And very few people can live up to that.
Patty and I once read a book in which a fifty-plus-year-old cop, working far into the night at a very messy crime scene featuring a spectacularly mangled corpse, on the hottest night of the year in New York City, comes home in the wee hours and immediately embarks on a sexual marathon with his 17-year-old girlfriend. This made the book ridiculous.
So much easier to just sit around text-messaging!