Statistics from the General Social Survey revealed that a large number of American men are not having sex and the data is a record high. About 23 percent of adults between the ages of 18 to 29 were celibate in 2018, moreover, among the 23 percent of adults, a much larger number of them were 20-something men. Another surprising find from the data revealed that from past three decades, men and women in their twenties reported similar rates of sexlessness, since 2008, however, the share of men younger than 30 reporting no sex has nearly tripled. However, when it came to the females, an eight percentage point increase was reported among females of the same age group.
Christopher Ingraham from WP shared the reports on Twitter:
— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) March 29, 2019
What Happens to Your Body If You Don’t Have Sex?
While there is no way you can define "enough" sex, a long dry spell can have a little to do with your health. It will begin to show effects on your body and your life, however, the case may not be something to worry about.
Here's what may happen if you don't have enough sex:
- Mental health: The urge of having sex and not getting enough may hamper your mental health. You might suffer from performance anxiety or a bit of stress.
- Vaginal health: Having sex is known to defend you from menopausal changes like vaginal dryness and irritation. However that can be taken care of by masturbation as well, you don't need to force yourself or stress out about that.
- Immune System: Some research shows that your sex life also impacts your immune system by protecting you from minor health issues like the cold.
- Relationships: Not having sex may affect your relationships and which may, in turn, affect your mental health.
- Prostate Cancer: Sex may be linked to chances of prostate cancer in men however the evidence isn't enough.
While there is no particular reason why men are having less sex these days, however, various on-going researchers are trying to figure the reason behind men having less sex than the women in the US.