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‘Netflix and Chill’ Backfired and We’re All Having Less Sex Because of It

‘Netflix and Chill’ Backfired and We’re All Having Less Sex Because of It: 'Portlandia'

'Portlandia'

You all thought you were sooo clever, inviting folks over to “Netflix and chill” with a Wile E. Coyote-like determination of getting laid. Well, you’re not. In fact, not only is everyone having less sex these days, but, according to Cambridge University statistician David Spiegelhalter, barreling through television shows on Netflix what’s at fault.

SPIEGELHALTER: “Sexually active couples between 16 and 64 were asked and the median was five times in the last month in 1990, then four times in 2000, and three times in 2010. At this rate, by 2030 couples are not going to be having any sex at all…I think it’s the box set, Netflix.”

That’s not great to hear, given that we’re in a golden age of television. Hell, as Liev Schreiber recently said, observing current TV programming, “These are our novels.” Nevertheless, Spiegelhalter points out a larger problem.

SPIEGELHALTER: “People think, ‘I’m going to watch the entire second season of Game of Thrones.’ It’s generally thought now that this mass of connectivity that we now have, the constant checking of our phones, the amount of entertainment going on all at once, compared with just a few years ago when the TV used to close down at half past ten and there was nothing else to do, has affected the frequency of our sex.”

That does it. We need to start listening to the luddites, who apparently turned out to be real players. We need to go back to sex being our entertainment! We need to go back to books and board games and raucously frequent lovemaking before we die sex-starved in our dystopian pod-homes waiting for the next episode to play!


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