A professor of psychology has blamed video games for one of the reasons why there’s been a decline in young men having sex.
Professor Jean Twenge of San Diego State University cited a few reasons for a decline in romping over the past few years, but said there’s “more things to do at 10 o’clock at night than there were 20 years ago,” before listing “streaming video, social media [and] console games” as just a few examples.
In a recent survey, The Washington Post found that three times as many males under the age of 30 reported having no sex over the course of a 12 month period [via Daily Star].
To be fair, there’s been some amazing games out over the past couple of years, and it’s easy to see why people might be opting for a ride with Arthur Morgan than with their significant other…
On Twitter, people are weighing in on the topic.
“It’s doesn’t hurt as bad when a video game cheats,” said one user.
It’s doesn’t hurt as bad when a video game cheats
— Coach Rick Vice (@givehertherick) April 4, 2019
Another responded saying that it’s bar-crawling that’s losing out to video games, not sex.
I’m a gamer and sexually active. If my gf wants to have sex, I’ll put down the controller.
When I was single I’d rather just play video games then go out to the bar and waste my time with trying to screw some random lady.
— Marco Trasviña (@marco_trasvina) April 4, 2019
Along with blaming video games, Professor Twenge also said the decline could be down to living situations, with less and less people living with each other and instead living at home with parents.
She said: “There are more people in their twenties who don’t have a live-in partner. So under those circumstances, I think less sex is going to happen…
“When you’re living at home it’s probably harder to bring sexual partners into your bedroom.”
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