New research of young adults deemed "Milllennials" defined as those born between 1981 and 1996 have confirmed that today's younger generation is putting off sex longer and it could be out of fear. More younger people have a fear of intimacy says experts.
A University College London study found that one-in-eight Millennials reported that they were still virgins at the age of 26.
Researchers don't necessarily blame this on social media or technology, exactly but rather over-exposure to sex and pornography in their daily lives
Experts suggest that Millennials may be shying away from physical encounters and supplanting them with the emotional gratifications of virtual relationships where it's easier to flirt via the computer or their phones with no intention of ever meeting up with their romantic interest.
"Millennials have been so coddled by their parents and teachers that they are now unable to accept others' opinions and realities,” psychologist Lori Gottlieb wrote in The Atlantic. “Which makes it hard when, in a relationship, your reality is that you will go to the farmer's market and make a healthy salad together, and your partner's reality is Starcraft.”