Recent study finds that millennials tend to be more conservative when it comes to shifting from one sexual partner to another. They also exchange less sexual partners than their parents used to, according to a recent research published in The Archives of Sexual Behavior.
This is a rather conservative point of view, compared to the attitude of the Generation X, who were born in the 50’s. Studies conclude that the shy attitude of millennials towards sex could be a result of STD awareness.
In contrast with the free minds of the 70’s youngsters are more driven by fear of disease and thus more thoughtful when choosing a partner for sexy times. Back in the 70’s, people were used to having intimate fun with an average of 12 people throughout a lifetime.
As fun as that may sound, those were also times when sexual diseases started spreading rapidly, causing a more timid overview in this matter these days. 1980 was the year when AIDS spread quickly, causing hundreds of victims along with fear and caution among healthy people.
Millennials are more inclined to concentrate on their individuality, they are supposedly more interested in defining themselves rather than exchanging bodily fluids and connecting to one another in their youth. As boring as this may sound, it is a sign of health and awareness.
The downside of the matter is an incapacity to interact, build strong and healthy relationships and understand otherness. Sex leads to intimacy, a landmark of human behavior and the best way to understand the inner workings of humankind.
Instead, young people are more attracted to the hookup culture phenomena, a volatile behavior which may cause frustration because it starts quickly, consumes quickly and ends before it gets serious and intimate. And if sex is also excluded from the equation, that may be such a bummer.
The AIDS epidemic in the 80’s and 90’s convinced youngsters of today that it is better to be safe than sorry. Even if hormones are sometimes running wild and cannot wait to break free in the realm of sexual satisfaction, safety always comes first. This could be a sign of premature aging if we can think in terms of universal conscience.
Young people are getting older in spite of their age, as responsibility takes over the lust for fun and sex.
The 70’s were perfect for a much liberated sex behavior. Those were the times when sexual freedom reached a peak, going on a downwards slope ever since.
Baby boomers were also more interested in discovering the pleasures of life by exchanging a higher number of partners. Studies conclude that baby boomers used to sleep with more than 10 people in their lifetime.
Nowadays, millennials exchange no more than eight partners and are reluctant to making long term commitments. On the other hand, this generation is still evolving, and with evolution may come the lust as well.
Although their sexual life is pretty much conservative, youngsters are much more open minded when it comes to pre-marital sex and homosexual relationships. Millennials open their minds but keep their thighs closed. They may be either looking for the perfect match, promoting steady and healthy sexual habits or getting so bored in front of their cell phone screens that they forget about the fun of sexual intercourse.
The exact reason for lack of interest in the sexual field is yet to be unveiled, maybe with a more insightful research in this matter.
The sexual behavior among millennials study was released this Tuesday and covered 33.000 respondents, young and old, to offer a relevant and interesting set of results.
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