Netflix blamed for ruining sex lives

Netflix and Chill

Really? The person holding the remote isn’t at all to blame for ruining sex lives?

Has this dopey professor not heard of “Netflix and Chill“?

A Cambridge Professor has blamed Netflix and binge-watching on streaming platforms for an alleged decline in sex rates among Britain’s population.

According to the TelegraphProfessor Spigelhalter of Cambridge told an audience at the Hay Festival that people are having less sex and Netflix is to blame for it.

“You can start seeing the changes in society,” he said. “People are having less sex. Sexually active couples between 16 and 64 were asked and the median was five times in the last month in 1990, then four times in 2000 and three times in 2010.”  

“At this rate by 2030, couples are not going to be having any sex at all. Which is a very worrying trend,” he added.

Spiegelhalter went on to explain why he thinks Netflix to be the culprit of this massive libido drop. 

“One of the researchers mentioned the word iPad. I think it’s the box set, Netflix,” the professor explained. “OMG I’ve got to watch the entire second series of Game of Thrones.”

“The point is that this massive connectivity, the constant checking of our phones compared to just a few years ago when TV closed down at 10:30 p.m. or whatever and there was nothing else to do. Even power cuts, which helps. Now people are having less sex and it’s true.”

So, conservatives, since demography is destiny, we at TruthRevolt urge you to do your part by watching less Netflix.

I’ve actually found streaming television enhancing for my sex life, since we get to watch far more interesting shows that the censor hasn’t passed their beady little eyes across.

The idot prof

 – Truth Revolt

 


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  • Second time around

    I imagine the distinguished professor was simply illustrating how readily we detect trends in small sets of data, and how little reliance should be put on those trends. People who believed the latest CB poll shows a surge in Labour’s popularity should take note…

    • SlightlyStrange

      I also note he uses the term “Median”.

      “To find the Median, place the numbers you are given in value order and find the middle number.”
      There is no description of the set size. If its only 15 people, that median could look quite different to if it is 150 people.
      I wonder what his results would have said if he had opted for the average, or the mode. Either one could have been significantly higher.
      For example, a 15-piece data set as follows: 0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 8, 8, 8, 8, 10, 11, 11
      Has a median of 3, a mean of 5.27 and a mode of 8. All tell very different stories!

      • Second time around

        I hadn’t thought of that. Also there is the confusion between cause and correlation- he blames Netflix, but, assuming he has not differentiated subscribers from non subscribers, it could just as well be junk food or climate change causing the loss of libido. In any case this professor has made a career of explaining statistical measures to dummies, but may not have been able to communicate quite at the level of the Telegraph reporters.

  • KatB

    So all we need to be doing is providing Netflix free of charge to all the prolific breeding beneficiaries and problem solved.

  • JEL51

    Geez, here I am being worried about the levels of potassium that are under my trees.
    I should have studied harder to get a $Tax funded job like that professor.

  • spanishbride

    It is really simple. No T.V in the bedroom.
    Edit: The bedroom is for reading, sleeping and wild kinky sex ;)

    • Shhhh…don’t give away the secrets

    • SlightlyStrange

      No technology in ours beyond an alarm clock, a heater and a pair of bedside lamps. Cellphones are only allowed if the person whose phone it is is on call

  • Miss McGerkinshaw

    Why pick on Netflix? Surely gaming and all sorts of other electronic interference is equally to blame, if indeed there is a downward trend.
    Agree the trend for TV in the bedroom isn’t a positive either.

    • waldopepper

      i dont think its netflix or gaming or any one thing. i think those are symptoms of the problem. as evidenced by the survey its a libido drop. libido is the desire. netflix and gaming have nothing to do with desire, and would instead simply be competing with sex on a time basis, but if the desire is lacking, as the survey states, what does it matter what men are doing in the hours they would otherwise be having sex. if they were all vacuuming the house at night instead of having sex, i doubt we would be blaming the vacuum.

  • Superman

    Who cares anyway? We have more important things to worry about.

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