For most of us here, sex is but a fading memory (I speak mainly for myself, and people like James Reed), but misery loves company, and many Americans, even the young, are putting sex in the too hard basket.
“The number of U.S. adults not having sex has reached a record high, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the General Social Survey. Twenty-three percent of respondents, or nearly 1 in 4, reported having no sex in the past year, according to the Post. More than 30 percent of adults reported having monthly sex and nearly 40 percent reported having sex weekly or more. Young men between 18 and 30 years of age saw one of the biggest declines in sexual activity, with 28 percent saying they had no sex over the last year. The same data from 1989 shows just 14 percent of men of the same age range reporting no sex. Young women in the same age range, however, report higher rates of sexual activity, with only 18 percent saying they had no sex in the past year.