They’re not opposed to trying new things both in and out of the bedroom and frankly, that may make a some people uncomfortable.
The truth is, millenials and their view on sex and relationships isn’t so new. It’s actually been done before just not in the same way.
How Millennials Are Misunderstood
Those who are considered millennials are individuals born between the 1980s and 2000s. If you’re like me, you probably didn’t know you were a millennial before you read the previous line.
If you google the term “millennials and sexuality” the results will be full of think-pieces on millennials and their new sexual revolution.
A lot of the articles and links lead you down a well told story of millennials who turn up their noses at commitment in relationships and are all for having several sexual relationships.
What’s interesting is that millennials aren’t the first to be open to having open relationships or having sex with no strings attached. Remember the sexual revolution in the 60s?
Millennials and Sexual Revolution 2.0
When it comes to sex, millennials are simply more liberated. And with the presence of social media they are more open to sharing a juicy hookup (or a subliminal of one) with the click of a button.
While past generations would keep what most considered to be taboo desires swept under their rugs at home, millennials are less ashamed.
Take vibrators for instance. While in the past, vibrators and the like were seen as devices that should be kept in a box, locked in a safe and buried under a wooden board – for millennials, it isn't clutch-your-pearls offensive to mention in a conversation.
In fact, vibrators are considered a must for most millennials.
We-Vibe, the makers of the expertly designed Tango, Touch, and We-Vibe 4 vibrators, conducted a survey of women ages 20-34 regarding their use of vibrators. 68% of the women surveyed either use a vibrator or would consider using one.
Vibrators, like the one’s offered by We-Vibe, are discrete in appearance and when it comes to sound. This could also be the reason for its popularity and acceptance today.
What Does a Millennial’s View on Sex and Relationships Mean for their Future?
Truth be told, millennials are not opposed to committed relationships.
Many look forward to getting married one day and are in no rush. Statistics suggest that millennials are simply getting married later in life. They are dating with many not feeling hugely obligated to save sex for after marriage.
And some millennials are deciding to move in together and even have children before they are married.
While many studies have suggested that having children and cohabitation before marriage will lead to no marriage, there are examples where couples who lived together and have had children before marriage still went on to get married.
Not all situations are identical and the same can be said about millennials. While many may consider themselves to be millennials, I speak for most when I say that we don’t all think alike.
Sexually, most millennials are less judgmental and more honest when it comes to their desires and sexualities. There are more avenues to share our views and thoughts on the subject and most don’t shy away from doing so.
The 60s had their version of the sexual revolution and now the millennials have theirs as well. They’re just in the form of shameless status updates, share and “like” buttons.