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I think that the main reason why celibacy is making a comeback is...
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A survey of 1300 people aged 16-49 in Japan found that about 40 percent of married couples had not had sex in the previous month. The Family Planning Association survey found that over a third of men aged16-19 and 59 percent of women in the same age bracket describe themselves as 'indifferent' or 'averse' to having sex (February 2011).
One in 20 British couples share a sexless marriage - defined by experets as having sex fewer than 10 times a year. (Daily Mail, 3 June, 2010)
A quarter of UK women over 35 say that they 'never have sex', according to research. In a poll of 745 women, researchers found that 28% said that they never have sex, with the highest figure occuring in Scotland, where 38% are celibate. Our note: Reports in the media of late have not made it clear as to whether all the women in the poll were in relationships at the time - a factor which could influence results.(Sky Real Lives cable channel, February 2010).
Sexually transmitted infections in children have soared 58% in just four years - is sex education really working? (Metro, May 2009)
71% of 8,500 people surveyed admitted they prefer a good night's sleep rather than having sex with their partner. (Study for GMTV, reported in the Daily Telegraph in March 2009 under the banner, 'No sex please, we'd rather get some sleep')
20% of British women say they aren't interested in sex (UK survey, 1999)
30% of women aged 18-59 have a low sex drive, according to a survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA survey, February 10, 1999)
70% of men rate friendship with their partner more highly than getting frisky, and this is according to a survey by FHM Bionic Magazine! For many couples, it's shared interests, close companionship and a deep platonic love that ultimately binds them together
Experts in Japan have discovered that a third of Japanese couples go for a year without sex (Top Sante, July 2005)
A study at Hamburg-Eppendorf University in Germany found that after just four years in a secure relationship, less than 50% of 30 year old women want regular sex.
Four out of ten Britons would be prepared to give up sex if it meant that they could live to be 100, according to a 2006 poll by BUPA. Almost half of the women in the survey said that they would take up celibacy to reach the milestone.
Over 99 percent of cervical cancer cases are associated with the human papillomavirus (HPV).