More than 15,000 British residents between ages 16–74 were interviewed about sex for the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles in 1990-91 and 1999-2001.
One of the most surprising discoveries was that people between 16–44 reported having less sex than the same group ten years ago. The amount decreased from six to seven times a month to less than five times a month.
"People are taking their iPhones and iPads into bed," Wellings said that the drop occurred at the same time as new technologies emerged. She also noted that the financial crisis had a big impact on people's lives.
Dr Cath Mercer, from University College London, said: "People are worried about their jobs, worried about money. They are not in the mood for sex.
The study also suggested young people are using online porn instead.