This study carried out on 17,000 people in the Netherlands will make you think. The study, led by Rutger, proves that couples have sex less than ever before, because of Netflix. Therapist Rika Ponet explains herself on the Dutch Radio 1.
Young adults most affected
If you compare with studies done 10 to 15 years ago, you’ll notice that we all make love less, and this is due to Netflix. Of course, it doesn’t replace our sex life but it has been added to all our other activities, and it takes up a lot of our time.
After several hours spent watching series or movies, 'we are just too tired to have sex,' says the specialist. 'Sex used to be one of the few ways to relax, but there are many more options today, it's just the way we live in 2017. It's like that. The most important thing is that a lot of people are happy with their sex life,' she concludes. These days, couples are said to have sex no more than three times a month.
A new study has been conducted in 2019 by Survey Monkey on around a thousand men and women. The new numbers have come back and they’re chilling! Indeed, 1 in 4 people prefer to watch Netflix under the covers than go for a run. 36% of people between the ages of 18 and 38 are affected by this 'Netflix & Chill' 'disease'.
Demographics in danger
The Wall Street Journal immediately made the link between the decline in US birth rate and the rise of streaming platforms.
The impact of streaming entertainment popularised by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and HBO would be a difficult avenue to dismiss.
It’s true that some people find excuses not to have sex with their partner, in that case we shouldn’t immediately put it all down to Netflix, but rather communicate with your partner! You’ve been warned.