According to the latest research, millennials aren’t having nearly as much sex as we jealous, old people think they are. In fact, “they’re more than twice as likely to be sexually inactive in their early 20s as the previous generation was.” WaPo examines what’s behind the trend: “Some experts are concerned that the drop-off reflects the difficulty some young people are having in forming deep romantic connections. They cite possible negative reasons for putting off sex, including pressure to succeed, social lives increasingly conducted on-screen, unrealistic expectations of physical perfection encouraged by dating apps and wariness over date rape.” I had no success in the pre-Internet era. There’s no way I’d have the game to compete with Pok√©mon Go.

+ The Awl’s Alex Balk suggests it’s all about maintaining a state of extended adolescence: “Why wouldn’t you try to remain a child for as long as you can? If you have to give up sex, so what? You can always watch it on your phone, and this way you don’t need to get gross stuff on the towel that you never learned how to properly wash because your mom did your laundry for you until you were well into your twenties.” (On the other hand, this is the generation that invented the idea of getting trophies just for participating…)

+ NPR: Researchers describe a new hypothesis about why the female orgasm exists.

+ The New Yorker: The Married Kama Sutra.