In a new study, the CDC has mapped out the sexual habits of Americans over the past few decades. The study is made up of 130 pages of statistics and language that would only arouse an erudite researcher. The results show a stark gender divide among the 20-somethings. But do Americans really experience such differences? Let’s take a look. What’s behind the gender divide in American sex?
The Transformation of American Sex Education is a timely read that adds to the long history of a fierce culture war. It places Dr. Mary Calderone at the center of decades of controversy. In the process, More examines the efforts of the American public to accept sex education and the role it played in bringing about this conflict. If you’re not familiar with the history of American sex education, you’ll find this book a fascinating read.
While many Americans love sex, the relationship between the sexes has been highly controversial and contentious ever since the end of World War II. American sex has been a source of considerable tension and controversy, both on an individual and societal level, and has been a disruptive force throughout the last two-thirds century. The book also examines the relationship between gender and racial differences and how these factors affect the way men and women behave in public.
The Great American Sex Drought is partly due to age. One third of Americans are 60 years or older and the share reporting no sex has consistently hovered around 50 percent. While age does affect sex, other factors may be playing a larger role. Among adults age 18 to 29 years old, the percentage of people reporting no sex within the past year nearly doubled. The trend is particularly pronounced among young men.
Older generations are more likely to believe that sex is a social activity that unites people. In contrast, Millennials and Gen-Xers are less likely to hold these views. The majority of Millennials and Gen-Xers say that sex is a means of expressing intimacy between partners and for procreation. This divide isn’t as stark as it might seem. So, how can we explain the continuing cultural shift in the way we view sex?
The sex industry in the U.S. is mostly a back room operation, with a headquarters in Times Square. But it’s not just headquartered in Times Square, but is a cross-country phenomenon. It sells more jeans than marital aids and porno comics combined. Its television shows are more popular than X-rated movies. There are also many laws surrounding prostitution, with Nevada being one of the strictest in the developed world. However, it’s important to note that prostitution has its place in the United States. It is legal in some states, but it is still illegal in most states.
While the study’s findings are very interesting, they don’t reflect the views of the entire US population. While 7% of adults are gay and 8% are bisexual, almost half of them report performing oral sex with another woman or man. That means that women in their 30s and 40s are far more likely to engage in oral sex with a partner than men. Despite these findings, the study’s data are likely to apply to the UK as well.
Despite the positive perceptions of traditional Christian sexual ethics, non-believers view these views negatively. Only 11 percent of non-believers believe in traditional Christian sexual ethics. Non-believers also rank traditional Christian sexual ethics as “unrealistic,” “anti-gay,” and “wrong.”