Here's some news that will bring no one any pleasure.

According to the General Social Survey, Americans are not doing the nasty as much as they used to.

The Washington Post reports on some of the eyebrow-raising specifics:

The study found that American adults have sex seven to nine fewer times per year than in the 1990s. Back then, Americans on average had sex 60 to 62 times a year, but in the early 2000s the frequency began to slip, and by 2014 it had declined to less than 53 times a year.

When looking only at married people, the drop was even sharper — from around 73 times a year in 1990 to around 55 in 2014 — bringing their frequency of sexual activity below that of never-married people. People in that group have sex an average of 59 times a year."

Great, we're having less and less sex. As if our high school years weren't disappointing enough we now get to re-live them.

As for why our beds are increasingly becoming a place for sleep and nothing else, well, the study didn't point to any specifics, but did offer some theories, including proliferation of entertainment choices, social media and more general unhappiness, putting our libidos in a kind of carnal escrow account where we just don't want to do it.

All of this is ironic, of course, because we tend to be sad when we're not doing the deed as much as we'd like. So, how do we fix this? In crossword puzzle terms, "This is a six-letter word for making sure you can get naked with someone." The answer: Tinder.

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