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Young Aussie men want less sex

If you went out and asked a bunch of young Australian men if they would like to be having more sex, would you bet a month's wages the answer would universally be yes?

2:39PM, May 4

Well, you could be going hungry until pay day according to new research that has found a surprising proportion of Aussie men aged 16 to 24 would prefer to be spending less time in the sack.

The survey of 8700 heterosexual Australian men and women by researchers at the University of New South Wales found that 12 percent of guys between the ages of 16 and 24 say they want less sex — the highest proportion to say so of any age group in the study.
 
The researchers also found only 31 percent of young men in the 16 to 24 age group said they want more sex, which was the lowest of any demographic they surveyed.
 
In comparison, 57 percent of men aged 35 to 44 said they wanted more action in the bedroom.

"Although it's a minority, it's still interesting that it's more of them [than any other age group], which is not that sort of myth, boys not getting enough sex and dying to get it," researcher Associate Professor Juliet Richters told Reuters.

So why are young men feeling overwhelmed by their sex lives?

Associate Professor Richters said men in this demographic may be inundated by offers to do the deed.

"It may well be that they are being overwhelmed by girls of much the same age who are madly in love and very keen," she said.

Another factor could be that men of this age tend to take "about a year or longer to commit to a relationship," she said.

By Erin Van Der Meer

Your say: Are you surprised by the findings? Would you like to have more or less sex?

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