Surprising stats

New report shows Millennials having less sex than Boomers

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Millennials are supposed to be the “hook-up generation,” but a new study shows that Americans born between 1982 and 1999 are actually having sex with fewer partners than their parents did. Americans born in the 1950s have had an average of 11.68 sexual partners, whereas millennials can expect an average of 8.26 lifetime partners. However, millennials have more tolerant views toward casual sex, at least judging by their survey responses. Less than half of Boomers polled in the early 1970s said premarital sex was “not wrong at all,” compared to 62 percent of millennials who hold that view today. The biggest shift is in attitudes toward same-sex relationships: 21 percent of Boomers said they fully approved in the 1970s, versus 56 of millennials.

Read the full story at The Daily Beast.

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