- Millennials have had an average of eight pre-marital partners
- Those born in the 1970s have an average of 10 pre-marital partners
- People born in the 1950s and 1960s have an average of 11 sexual partners
- Wider acceptance of sexuality among youth in addition to sexual knowledge has lead to less sex
Pre-marital sex is more tolerated among youth than it’s ever been but millennials are having less sex than their baby-boomer parents did, a study has revealed.
Better sexual education may play a role, according to the research. The study did not account for the young age of millennials who may have years of more sex ahead of them before getting married.
A survey of 33,000 people published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 58 per cent of those surveyed in 2012 thought premarital sex was acceptable compared to 44 per cent in 2004.