Millennials Are Having Less Sex, According To New Study

They’ve got other priorities

Image Via CC (Credit: Kelly Boone)

Millennials aren’t putting sex first, and the media is ON IT.

A new study published in the ambiguously sex-neutral-sounding Archives of Sexual Behavior “finds that younger millennials—born in the 1990s—are more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive in their early 20s as the previous generation was. Even older millennials are more sexually active than this younger group is,” researchers concluded. Broadly, the generation spanning from the early ‘80s to the turn of the century even “have fewer sexual partners than the baby boomers and those in Generation X, the group immediately preceding them.”

Naturally, this news has some freaking out about how all those millennial stereotypes are true—the passivity, the aimlessness, the childishness, the retreat into all that’s protective and safe. After all, the safest kind of sex is no sex at all, right?

Then again, this is no sea change: even these “immature” kids are still mostly sleeping around. And it doesn’t take a PhD in sex science to understand that there’s a certain kind of profound maturity in realizing that Tinder has really gone downhill and sexual “partners” often don’t even work that well together at getting it on.

It’s still weird for people in sexually empowered older generations—who really, really don’t want to feel old yet—to watch kids without much of an interest in starting families shed their interest in starting to get laid, too. But if there’s a lesson about human biology in here, it’s probably going to take a few more “shocking” studies to really shake up the settled views of the great American sex-happy single thirtysomething.

via International Monetary Fund / Flickr and Streetsblog Denver / Flickr

Seventeen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg made a dramatic speech Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

In her address, she called for a public and private sector divestment from fossil fuel companies

"Immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels. We don't want these things done by 2050, or 2030 or even 2021 — we want this done now," she said.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin mocked the teenager on Thursday during a press briefing in Davos.

Keep Reading
The Planet

Even though marathon running is on the decline, half a million people signed up to participate in the 2020 London Marathon. It seems wild that someone would voluntarily sign up to run 26.2 miles, but those half a million people might actually be on to something. A new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that running a marathon can help reverse signs of aging.

Researchers at Barts and University College London looked at 138 first-time marathon runners between the ages of 21 and 69. "We wanted to look at novice athletes. We didn't include people who said they ran for more than two hours a week," Dr. Charlotte Manisty, the study's senior author and cardiologist at University College London, said per CNN.

Keep Reading
via David Leavitt / Twitter and RealTargetTori / Twitter

Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

Keep Reading