Sex and television: two of nature’s greatest pleasures, each competing for our limited and miserable attention.
According to Professor David Spiegelhalter, a Cambridge University statistician, couples in Britain are having 40 percent less sex than they did 20 years ago. Researchers previously warned that a rise in devices like iPads make it harder for people to ever be bored, or have sex. But Spiegelhalter claims that the problem has gotten even more toxic over the years and addictive shows like Game of Thrones are to blame.
“The point is that this massive connectivity, the constant checking of our phones compared to just a few years ago when TV closed down at 10:30 p.m. or whatever and there was nothing else to do,” Professor Spiegelhalter recently said at the Hay Festival. “Even power cuts which helps. Now people are having less sex and its true.”
At this rate, Spiegeilhalter claims, British couples will have no sex by 2030. Spiegelhallter even specifically called outGame of Thrones.
In 1990, British couples were having sex approximately five times per month. The rate went down to four times a month in 2000, and three times in2010, Spiegalhalter claimed.
Hope remains. There are a long line of activities that compete with the pleasure of sex eating chocolate, going sky-diving, cleaning your house but people are still doin’ it.
And Game of Thrones could easilymake a wonderful role play. Anyone up for a round of ‘Game of Thongs?’
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