Young millennials are skipping sex because they'd rather be on the internet or advancing their careers

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Millennials are a competitive bunch.

So much so that they would reportedly rather spend their time advancing their careers or surfing the internet than have sex.

Even as dating apps like Tinder neatly package potential partners behind a screen, a study published Tuesday in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour journal found that those born in the 1990s are more than twice as likely to abstain from sex in their early 20s, when compared to the previous generation.

“I’d rather be watching YouTube videos and making money.” Noah Patterson, an 18 year old who has never had sex, told The Washington Post. “[Sex is] not going to be something people ask you for on your resume.”

Besides looking to get ahead, Patterson and other ’90s babies interviewed for The Post article cited a lack of interest in romantic relationships or the activity of sex itself.

“For an average date you’re going to spend at least two hours,” Patterson said. “And in that two hours I won’t be doing something I enjoy.”

To read more on the factors contributing to the decline of sexual activity among Millennials, see the original article on The Post.

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