Netflix is stopping couples having sex

Streaming is stopping people getting it on.

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Netflix and chill? It’s all a lie.

A new study spearheaded by Cambridge University professor David Spiegelhalter has claimed that Netflix and streaming binges are responsible for a decline in couples having sex in Britain.

With so many distractions in for the form of laptops, tablets and iPhones giving you the internet in the palm of your hand – who has time for a roll in the hay?

“At this rate by 2030 couples are not going to be having any sex at all.”

“You can start seeing the changes in society,” The Telegraph quoted Spiegelhalter as saying.

“People are having less sex. Sexually active couples between 16 and 64 were asked and the median was five times in the last month in 1990, then four times in 2000 and three times in 2010.

“At this rate by 2030 couples are not going to be having any sex at all. Which is a very worrying trend!

“You say why? Statisticians say I don’t know. One of the researchers mentioned the word iPad. I think it’s the box set, Netflix. OMG I’ve got to watch the entire second series of Game of Thrones.”

Spiegelhalter says that “massive connectivity” is getting in the way of some old fashioned lovin’. When there were no other distractions, couples were more likely to have sex – the professor even suggested that power cuts would probably lead to more bedroom action.

Maybe Netflix needs to be serving up something a little more raunchy?

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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