With analysts citing a “fear of intimacy” and pressure from social media, a study from the Next Steps Project with the University College London reports that millennials are waiting longer to have sex than previous generations.

The study reports 1 in 8 millennials are still virgins at 26 year olds, compared to 1 in 20 with previous generations. (h/t Telegraph)

“Millennials have been brought up in a culture of hypersexuality, which has bred a fear of intimacy,” Susanna Abse, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist (whew, what a title) with Balint Consultancy, told Telegraph. “The women are always up for it with beautiful bodies and the men have permanent erections. That is daunting to young people.”

Yeesh. It sounds like the “sex everywhere” dynamic of pop culture has put so much pressure on young people that it’s actually repressed their desire.

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