Sorry All, But Netflix Is Legit Ruining Your Sex Life

You might want to rethink your Orange Is The New Black obsession.

Couple watching Netflix

Notice you and your SO haven’t been having as much sex as you used to? Well, while it’s totally natural to stop wanting to jump each other’s bones every five minutes the longer you’re together, there could be another habit that’s responsible for your lack of sexy time – and we hate to break it to you, but it’s Netflix.

Speaking at the Hay Festival, David Spiegelhalter, a Cambridge University professor speculated that our binge-watching habits were causing us to be too distracted to have sex with our other halves.

“People are having less sex,” he told the audience. “Sexually active couples between 16 and 64 were asked, and the median was five times in the last month in 1990, 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.”

Sure his speculations might be a tad OTT, but we reckon he might have a point.

Think about it, before the age of smartphones and Netflix subscriptions, we had more free time on our hands, and if you were, say, stuck at home with your other half on a rainy day and there was nothing to watch on the telly, you might, er, edge in a little ‘together’ time, instead of streaming another ep of House Of Cards.

Still, even the threat of less sex isn’t enough to stop us watching the next episode, and the next, and the next…

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