The Washington Post: “The share of Americans not having sex has reached a record high.”
NORC at the University of Chicago: “General Social Survey.”
Archives of Sexual Behavior: “Declines in Sexual Frequency among American Adults, 1989-2014,” “Sexual Inactivity During Young Adulthood Is More Common Among U.S. Millennials and iGen: Age, Period, and Cohort Effects on Having No Sexual Partners After Age 18.”
CDC: “Youth Risk Factor Behavior Surveillance Study.”
BuzzFeed News: “Teen Survey Shows Fewer Are Having Sex, But More Are Feeling Despair.”
NBC News: “Major depression on the rise among everyone, new data shows.”
Blue Cross Blue Shield: “Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Surge in Major Depression Diagnoses.”
Ian Kerner, PhD, sex therapist, New York City.
Laura Lindberg, PhD, principal research scientist, Guttmacher Institute, New York City.
Jean Twenge, PhD, professor of psychology, San Diego State University; author of iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood.