world of weird things podcast: is technology ruining millennials’ sex lives?

Millennials are suffering from what’s been called “the sex recession,” and a number of researchers and pundits have been blaming technology. They might not be completely off base for a change...

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Millennials, according to pundits everywhere, were supposed to be the generation that took sex, drugs, and rock and roll to apocalyptic, society-shattering extremes. Instead, they’ve grown up and became the tamest generation in more than a century. And far from constant drug-fueled orgies, they’re actually suffering from what some researchers have called a “sex deficit.” Why? Nobody seems to know for sure, but some of the most popular explanations tend to focus on the impact of new technology, and no, we’re not talking about smartphones. We’re talking, once again, about the kind of technology that changed the world.

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Articles covered or touched on in this episode…

No, Technology Isn’t Ruining Dating, Redux
The Skeptic’s Guide To Porn
The Hookup Culture That Wasn’t There
The Human Amoebas
Good News Everyone, Technology Is Killing Traditional Courtship
Why Americans Need To Grow Up When It Comes To Sex Ed

Related articles and further reading…

How To Know If You’re Addicted To Love
Is There Such A Thing As Sex Addiction?
Why Women Are Starting To Pay For Sex
You Can’t Compare Sex Partners When You Only Have One
A Study Of The Friend Zone: The Scientific Reasons Why She’s Just Not That Into You
It’s Great To Be Sex-Positive. Just Don’t Get Carried Away With It…

Intro/outro by Absolute Valentine, courtesy of Lazerdiscs Records

# podcast // sex / sexuality / society / sociology / technophobia


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