i mentioned in a previous post on this matter that relatively recent sex frequency decreases, if true, could be just as easily explained by environmental factors such as obesity and internet porn as by cycles inherent to human generational dynamics. it's plausible that fat women and readily accessible alternative sexual outlets have dampened men's ardor and commitment to courtship. (likewise it's plausible the same has happened to women surrounded by a sea of male feminists and economic drop-outs.) let's face it, men don't want to bang fatties if they have a choice. with 70% of american women above ideal weight, men are "going their own way" so to speak.
of course, it's certainly possible that these environmental insults amplify any cyclic influences.The comment I left in response to a recent post by Heartiste in which the great one expresses incredulity at consistent survey reports showing that Western women aren't becoming more promiscuous and, to the contrary, might actually be becoming more prudish.
ps i also suggested that the sexual market in the usa was bifurcating, with urban swpls enjoying a full prance card and the rural/suburban religious becoming more chaste.
The urban, SWPL social milieu you frequent in combination with your silver tongue, rock-ribbed frame and rock-solid body targeting 8-10s quite likely gives you a skewed perception of the wider dating market that might not scale especially well to the rest of the country, Occident, developed world, etc.
Some counterpoints to consider:
- Reports of premarital [Heartiste argues that the decline in marriage rates means it is quite plausible for rates of sexual frequency to decline even as average number of partners a woman has increases] sex rates for 15-19 year-olds began steadily increasing from the 70s through the end of the 80s, peaking in 1991. Rates have been decreasing since then.
- The 1950s to 2010s comparison is interesting, but not especially relevant to the University of London study cited in the article linked to, which looked at data over just the last couple of decades (though marriage rates have steadily declined over the last twenty years as well, so the difference is only in degree, not direction). That survey data meshes pretty well with what the GSS shows, incidentally.
- Gonorrhea rates follow a similar pattern, increasing in the mid-40s and then declining through the end of the 50s at which point they began increasing again until the mid-70s when they peaked and then declined through the late 90s, and having leveled off since leveled off.
- Likewise with herpes, which isn't medically treatable--went up through the 70s and 80s, peaked in the early 90s, and has been declining since then.
- Also, GSS data from 2000 onward among those aged 18-44 shows that NAMs report having more sex than whites do (though Asians report less). So the white decrease in surveys like these is probably understated.
- Regarding social expectation bias, it has, if anything, presumably shifted attitudes in a direction leaving today's women feeling less shame and embarrassment in reporting high numbers of partners and sex frequency than their counterparts would've felt in the past.
GSS variables used: SEXFREQ, YEAR(2000-2012), RACECEN1(1)(2)(4-10)(15-16), AGE(18-44)