Clifton said: “If you look around the world, other comparable studies show a decrease as well. So, it seems to be a real international trend.”
But, when pinpointing why that is Clifton says observational studies don’t always give us that.
Clifton added: “It is certainly theoretically plausible that people are spending so much time on their iPads and phones, connecting with others virtually rather than having sex with the person next to them.”
However, she also suggests that as sex becomes less taboo, people may feel able to be more open and honest about the fact that they’re not engaging in sex.