Technological Progress and the Global Sex Recession by J. Kotkin
The author’s attitude towards celibacy is a bit negative, which I do not like. This guy seems to worship the Nuclear Family, something a lot of secular and Christian conservatives are guilty of.
It’s not just technology that possibly leads to celibacy – Christian teachings in the United States is also, or can be, a celibacy factory., and that was true long before the rise of social media.
He thinks less sex is “grim.” Oh please.
Marriage isn’t a guarantee of sex, either. I have many examples on my blog of (Link): sexless marriages.
We may live amidst what seems a libidinous culture, but oddly also an increasingly sexless time.
Of course, the drop in early teen sex – and even more so, teen pregnancies – represents positive developments, but when lack of social interaction leads to celibacy in the twenties, thirties and beyond, the implications are less than wholesome.
The Atlantic recently described a “sex recession” in the United States and most western countries, with fewer people dating and even those in relationships getting intimate less often than in the past, while fewer enjoy regular bonds of any kind.