Study: Millennials Are Having Less Sex Than Baby Boomers, but Are More Tolerant of Pre-Marital Sex

Study: Millennials Are Having Less Sex Than Baby Boomers, but Are More Tolerant of Pre-Marital Sex

(Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)
(Ted S. Warren/AP Photo)

 

(Chron.com) – A lot changed from 1972 to 2012: Bell bottoms were traded for skinny jeans, and Three Dog Night gave way to Snoop Dogg, just to name a few.

But what’s more interesting is what’s going on — or rather, what’s not going on — in the bedroom.

A 12-year study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior surveyed over 33,000 participants and found, in a nutshell, that while millennials are more tolerant of pre-marital sex, they have had less overall sex partners than previous generations.

Millennials, those born in the 1980s and 1990s, have slept with an average of eight partners, compared to the 10 partners that those born between the 1940s and 1970s have slept with, according to a Time Magazine article.

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