Single Men Just Don’t Care About Sex Anymore, Study Says

Single Men Just Don’t Care About Sex Anymore, Study Says

This should further throw a wrench in Christian Gender Complementarian gendered stereotypes that only men want sex, while supposedly women do not.

(Link): Single Men Just Don’t Care About Sex Anymore, Study Says


by Alex Mitchell
Nov 9, 2021

We’ve gone from a slutty summer to a flaccid fall.

According to a study published by Match today, 81 percent of single men said sex is now less important than it was for them in pre-pandemic times.

The jaw-dropping stat on lackluster libidos is thanks to a “perfect storm” of biological and societal reasons brought on by COVID, according to Match’s chief scientific advisers and sex researchers Helen Fisher, Ph.D., and Justin Garcia, Ph.D.

“You can’t shut a planet and expect people’s physiology to remain the same,” Fisher told The Post. “We all suffered, dopamine plummeted, testosterone plummeted, (Link): sex is less important.

“The more sex you have, the more you want. The less sex you have, the less you want. These singles were having less sex and were under extreme stress, the two together dampened the importance of sex in their lives,” she added.

It’s not to say that the horizontal hokey pokey is no longer on the minds of single men, but that it’s taken a back seat to newfound priorities in both relationships and love, Garcia explained.

“It’s most striking in men that they’re taking a moment to value relationships and relationship context of intimate encounters more. We see the rates of casual sex are down, only 11 percent of singles want to date casually,” he said. “More people are back to the ‘three date rule’ and want to go on multiple dates before first making out or having intercourse.”

That’s because many men are now experiencing post-traumatic growth from COVID and are focusing toward “prioritizing well being” along with furthering emotional maturity, Fisher said.

“Singles are growing up, they’re looking for long-term stability in a partnership, they’re going to take their time to find it and men are leading the way.”

Much of that has come from men becoming more well-rounded, according to the research. The study found that 72 percent of Gen Z and 69 percent of millennials began taking up new hobbies during the pandemic, while 69 percent of Gen Z boasted that they made significant career strides.

Plus, men are “better at relaxing, they’re getting more sleep, they’re gaining self-confidence,” said Fisher. “They really are finding other avenues — besides sex — for intellectual growth.”

This newfound dating culture — one which sees men desiring more wholesome connections with both themselves and their partners — gives the sexperts hope.

“What we’re seeing is a global situation here,” Fisher said. “It may well lead to a few decades of relative family stability and happy marriages.”

Related Posts:

(Link): Interview with the Authors of The Great Sex Rescue (book discusses erroneous, sexist Christian views about women and how this hinders sex – among other issues)

(Link):  Study: Americans Having Less Sex; Video Streaming May Be To Blame

(Link):  The Many Reasons That People Are Having Less Sex (2017 article via BBC News)

(Link): More Young Adults Americans Living Sexless Lives, Especially the Religiously Devout: Study by Leonardo Blair

(Link):  When Women Wanted Sex Much More Than Men – and how the stereotype flipped

(Link): Young Adults Are Having Less Casual Sex. A New Study Found 3 Reasons Why by Ross Pomeroy

(Link):  Americans Having Less Sex Now, Says 2017 Study

(Link): Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex? America is in a Sex Recession –  by K. Jullian – via The Atlantic

(Link):   Did Hell Freeze Over?: Liberal Rag Promotes Idea that Celibacy is Acceptable, and a Valid Life Choice / Re: 2016 Study Says Millennials Aren’t Having Much Sex

(Link): Young Adults Are Having Less Casual Sex. A New Study Found 3 Reasons Why by Ross Pomeroy

(Link):   Young, Attractive, and Totally Not Into Having Sex by K McGowan

(Link):  Teens Too Busy Playing Video Games to Have Sex

(Link):  CDC Report: Virgin Teens Much Healthier Than Their Sexually Active Peers (2016 Report)

(Link):   More Than 40 Per Cent of Japan’s Adult Singles are Virgins, Says Study

(Link):  I Shouldn’t Need An Excuse To Be A Virgin – (Secular Editorial Defends Virginity – More Rare Than a Unicorn Sighting)

(Link): How Christians Have Failed on Teaching Maturity and Morality Vis A Vis Marriage / Parenthood – Used as Markers of Maturity Or Assumed to be Sanctifiers – Also: More Hypocrisy – Christians Teach You Need A Spouse to Be Purified, But Also Teach God Won’t Send You a Spouse Until You Become Purified

(Link): Why Aren’t Millennials Having Sex Anymore? via Relevant Magazine

(Link): An Editorial That Misses the Mark: More Women Have Joyless Sex Than You Think by Amy Wax

(Link):  Having Less Sex Could Trigger Menopause Earlier 2020 Study Says

(Link): What Christians Really Think About the Church’s Relationship Advice by Anna Broadway

(Link): Getting Married Does Not Necessarily Guarantee Frequent Hot Satisfying Sexy Sex – Husband is Sexless for Eight Years (article)

(Link): Wife Writes to Ask Amy About Her Sexless Marriage October 2013

(Link):  Women Have A Higher Sex Drive Than Men, According to New (2017) Study

(Link):  When society isn’t judging, women’s sex drive rivals men’s

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