Are People Binge-Watching Netflix Instead Of Having Sex?
A new study suggests Netflix is to blame for a decline in people having sex. A new article in the Wall Street Journal says 1 in 4 people admitted that they chose to binge-watch a show instead of getting intimate with their partner. The number jumped to around 1 in 3 when millennials were polled about their streaming habits.
A psychology professor at San Diego State University says it all has to do with skipping commercials. Dr. Jean Twenge told the WSJ, “If you’re watching something streaming, the next episode is immediately available. There are no commercials where you could look over and say, ‘Honey, you look cute tonight.'” This could explain why birth rates in the United States are the lowest they’ve been since 1987.
So what do you neglect because you’re binge-watching TV?