Parenting Stress Leads to Less Sex


If you’re not getting as much whoopee between the sheets, blame it on the kids.

Data from 26,000 couples finds people have sex nine fewer times each year than they were in the early 1990’s, and when researchers dived deeper into the reasons, found it wasn’t because of long hours at the office or the easy availability of porn on the internet.  The top reason, they surmised, is the stress of being a helicopter parent.

“When it comes to helicopter parenting, they tend to be more high anxiety than others,” says Dr. Viviana Coles, a certified sex therapist in Houston and doctor of marriage and family therapy. 

Between keeping up with dance classes, soccer practices, sleep-overs, club meetings and tournaments, how is a parent to keep up with their own needs?  This article from Parenting Magazine explains what the term “helicopter parent” means.  “Sress,” says Dr. Coles, “it should come as no surprise, is a libido killer.”

The study, published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, also finds that as young adults wait until later in life to marry, it reduces the overall average in the number of times adult couples mate.  That and their smartphones. 

 Yes, there is some indication that some young people would rather scroll through their phones than do the big dirty.  Oh my.


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