According to recent research in the Archives of Sexual behavior, millennials are having less sex than previous generations.
Researchers analyzed polled data in 2015 and 2016 studies of adult sexual habits from the General Social Survey and determined that — among other things — people born in the 80s and 90s aka millennials report having fewer sex partners on average than the two prior generations — generation x and baby boomers.
Millennials born in the 90s were also twice as unlikely to be sexually inactive in their first years of adulthood.
The trend toward sexual inactivity shows 15 percent of 20- to 24-year-olds have yet to engage in intercourse, a six percent bump from the same data set taken in the 90s.
So, why are millennials getting laid less often?
Researcher Jean Twenge, an expert on millennials and author of two studies, told the Washington Post that online dating could be the culprit.