– Sexual Inactivity Among Men – 2000 to 2018

“Trends in Frequency of Sexual Activity and Number of Sexual Partners Among Adults Aged 18 to 44 Years in the US, 2000-2018” on jamanetwork.com June 2020, with more than 4,000 male respondents

(For more information, see the Sex Frequency Topic)

Peter Ueda, MD, PhD; Catherine H. Mercer, PhD; Cyrus Ghaznavi, BA; et al, “Trends in Frequency of Sexual Activity and Number of Sexual Partners Among Adults Aged 18 to 44 Years in the US, 2000-2018,” jamanetwork.com, June 12, 2020. “The study population included 4291 men and 5213 women in the analysis of sexual frequency and 4372 men and 5377 women in the analysis of number of sexual partners (mean [SD] age, 31.4 [7.6] years; survey response rate, 59.5%-71.4%).”

“Question … Did the distribution of sexual frequency and number of sexual partners in the past year among US adults change between 2000 and 2018, and was there an association between sexual activity and sociodemographic variables?

Findings … In this survey study of US adults from 2000 to 2018, sexual inactivity increased among men aged 18 to 24 years and 25 to 34 years and women aged 25 to 34 years during the study period, with the increase among men mainly occurring among unmarried individuals. Men with lower income and with part-time or no employment were more likely to be sexually inactive, as were men and women who were students.

Meaning … This study found that sexual inactivity increased among US adults, predominantly younger men, between 2000 and 2018, with potential public health implications.”

Chart created and posted by SexEd.net November 2020