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People Born Between 1946 And 1981 Had 11 Sex Partners

According to a new study conducted by a team of researchers from San Diego University, Hunter College and the Florida Atlantic University, individuals born between the years of 1946 and 1981 had an average of 11 sex partners. Published earlier this week in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, revealed that regardless of updated dating websites and ever-increasing hook-up apps, the millennial generation is having significantly less sex than their parents.

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The millenials have less sex and fewer partners than their parents/Image: HealthAim

Millennials– people born between 1982 and 1999—only had an average of 8 sex partners. Researchers also reported to be more tolerant of premarital sex and worry less about the consequences than previous generations even if they do have fewer sex partners than their parents did. The study reports that over the past eight years, 58 percent of participants in 2012 said they saw nothing wrong with premarital sex compared to 44 percent in 2004.

The research, which involved more than 33,000 subjects, also shows that not only has the acceptance for premarital sex significantly increased, but so has a tolerance of homosexuality. In 1973, 11 percent of the participants thought gay sex was “not wrong,” By 2012 that number had quadrupled to 44 percent.

The investigative team also found that many millennials still don’t wear condoms, which might be because of a “comfort level” many people have when they’ve been partnered “on and off” with the same “friend with benefits” for years. It is also believed that older generations did not consider sexually transmitted diseases as serious as they are now and that furthermore people did not always speak openly and honestly about such things. The research team believes that since millennials are not having as much sex and/or as many sex partners that this could aid in halting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

People Born Between 1946 And 1981 Had 11 Sex Partners

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W. Scott Phoenix, B.A., B.S. was born in Hawaii, raised in Pennsylvania and resides in California. He has been a published writer since 1978. His work has appeared (under various names) in numerous places in print and online including Examiner.com. He is a single parent of three children and has also worked as an actor, singer and teacher. He has been employed by such publications as the Daily Collegian and the Los Angeles Times.

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