In Odd Twist, Millennials Are More Sexually Fluid—But Have Less Sex
If you were hoping open-minded millennials would bring about a second sexual revolution, you’re in for some disappointment.
That’s right—blow out the candles and turn off the Barry White. The Washington Post reported that a study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found millennials in their 20s are half as likely to be sexually active than the previous generation.
That’s surprising to hear after many teenagers and millennials have begun opening up about the complexity of their sexual and gender identities. In a recent survey, only 48 percent of 16-to-20-year-olds identified as exclusively straight.
In another study, at least 29 percent of those under 30 would identify as gay or lesbian against 8 percent for those 45 to 65 years old.
So quite possibly the most queer-friendly generation in a lifetime isn’t actually having any sex?