Once sex was strictly rule governed, now casual sex is a default option and even publications like Teen Vogue run features on bdsm and anal sex. Yet, large surveys in the UK and US have found actual sex in decline in all age groups and millennials twice as likely to be having no sex than their parents at the same age.
Is the decline in sex the disturbing outcome of our inability to form relationships in an internet age that has supposedly made it so simple? Or is this a positive sign that sex toys and porn are liberating us from unfulfilling sex? Might the future of sex even be outside of our primary relationships altogether?
Author of Why Sex Doesn't Matter Olivia Fane, founder of the polysexual arts magazine The Demented Goddess Soma Ghosh and social commentator Ella Whelan grapple with the future of sex.