Results of a large UK study show a General decline in sexual activity in the UK: less than half of the British men and women had at least once a week to have Sex.
Like the reports the authors of the study in the journal The BMJ, had increased the proportion of women who had in the last month, no sexual intercourse, between 2001 and 2012-from 23 to 29.3 percent, and men’s from 26 to 29.2 percent. Conversely, the proportion that was in the last month at least ten times that of sexually active declined, from 20.6 to 13.2 percent for women and from 20.2 to 14.4 percent for men. The study is based on data from the years 1991, 2001 and 2012, in which over 34,000 men and women aged 16 to 44 years to sexual activities with different – or same-sex partners were surveyed.
Except in the case of the 16 – to 24-year-old men, the sexual activity in all age groups had declined. The Trend to less frequent Sex was due mainly to married or cohabiting couples. In Singles, the researchers observed no such a strong decline. Especially among married and cohabiting persons, the desire for more Sex but often.
As possible causes, the authors Stress, and time to call to bring the lack of the balancing act of work, family life and leisure. The increasing distraction of social media and the global recession of 2008 may have had an effect. They conclude by saying: "If the frequency of acts of sexual contact as a Barometer for a more generic human bond, could be viewed the decline as a worrying Trend. The decrease in sexual activity is not interesting, yet defined and requires further Investigation."