Millennials Don't Have As Much Sex As You Might Think

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Oh, millennials. We get a lot criticism from other generations — for relying so heavily on technology, for being entitled, for having too much sex — the list never ends.

But thanks to a new study in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, we can finally fight back against one of those jabs: We actually don't have that much sex.

An analysis of 40 years of survey data comparing sexual attitudes between generations shows that millennials have had, on average, about eight sexual partners, compared to Gen Xers' 10 and Baby Boomers' 12.

While we may be the masters of "hookup culture," we are apparently doing so with fewer partners.

Even though the majority of us think premarital sex is no big deal, ours is "the first generation to always ride in a car seat ... and have parents who won't let them walk to the playground," co-author Jean M. Twenge told Mashable.

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In other words, we're sexually liberated but still super cautious, thanks to our helicopter parents.

"The viewpoint [among millennials] is that as long you're not hurting me, you can do whatever you want."

Does that seem like an attitude worth criticizing?

(h/t Mashable)

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