Now with porn on-demand and greater reproductive freedom, sex is a commodity available at any time.This has left men with little motivation for marriage, writes Regnerus, who cites demographer Steven Ruggles’ prediction that one of every three people in their 20s will never marry.
Add online pornography and dating sites to the mix and you don’t even need relationships.
And given the ease with which sex can be accessed, Regnerus believes that men’s motivations for marriage have all but disappeared.
He surveyed 15,000 people and found that among unmarried respondents under 40, “for every 82 men who wished to be married, 100 women said the same.” This ratio, he says, keeps ultimate relationship power in the hands of men.
A 1992 study found that 29 percent of men (and 9 percent of women) masturbated at least once a week.
In 2014, 49 percent of men (and 32 percent of women) confessed to doing it at least once in the previous six days.
There’s something to it.” Meanwhile, many will go it alone.