Couples in Britain have 40 percent less sex than in 1990

CAMBRIDGE, England (WIVB) — A new study from Cambridge University says couples in Britain are having 40 percent less sex than they did 20 years ago. Cambridge professor David Spiegelhalter claims you can blame this on addictive shows.

Researchers have warned us before that using devices like iPads too much could mean we’re less bored, and less likely to have sex.

Spiegelhalter is calling out streaming services like Netflix and HBO GO for adding to the problem. He claims the massive connectivity, the need to binge watch entire seasons of shows, is what’s killing the sexual spark.

According to The Telegraph, British couples in 1990 said they had sex about five times a month on average. Ten years later, it was down to four times a month, and in 2010, it was down to only three times a month.

If you’re looking to have an intimate night with your sweetheart, maybe give your favorite shows a rest. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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