A study carried out by a Cambridge University statistician has found that ‘Game of Thrones’ and other addictive box set series are causing UK couples to have way less sex than they did in the past. And apparently the statistics are ‘very worrying’.
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David Spiegelhalter, the Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, said that in the 90s people were having sex around five times a month but now it is just three times. So that’s gone down 40% in the last 20 years. I mean, five times in itself sounds pretty bleak as it is, but three? I guess when you’re older and all you’ve got left is box sets in bed, then you can’t really be bothered anymore. Super bleak.
If we carry on at the rate we’re going, Spiegelhalter predicts that no one will be having any sex by 2030. I don’t think that’ll happen though. Even if it gets to the point where we can watch TV through our contact lenses or whatever, people will still find time to get it in at least once a month, surely.
Past studies blame the lack of libido on bringing iPads and tablets to bed as it kills the mood. But Spiegelhalter reckons that because of sites like Netflix, it means we don’t ever have to be bored. In the past we would have just been shagging away to pass the time – now we just stick on a box set.
How many times have you had sex in the last four weeks? You can start seeing the changes in society.
People are having less sex. 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. Which is a very worrying trend.
The point is that this massive connectivity, the constant checking of our phones compared to just a few years ago when TV closed down at 10.30pm or whatever and there was nothing else to do. Even power cuts which helps. Now people are having less sex and it’s true.
I can’t say I’m surprised. I reckon on top of the connectivity argument, we’re all just a bit lazier now. These days couples just tend to slob about and watch shitty TV which isn’t really going to make you feel very sexy. People would much rather watch the actors from ‘Game of Thrones’ shagging instead.
So not only is ‘Game of Thrones’ to blame for people’s dwindling sex lives, but people are actually watching less porn because of it too. What is it with this show?