The dawn of the internet promised a new age where finding a sexual partner was just the click of a mouse away.
But rather than improving their romantic lives, new technology has left Britons having less s-x than ever before.
A major study found there has been a steep decline in rates of intimacy since 2001, with fewer than half of Britons now having s-x once a week.
Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine analysed data from 34,000 men and women aged 16 to 44 who completed a survey about their s-x lives in 1991, 2001 and 2012.
The study, published in the British Medical Journal, said the decline was due to ‘the sheer pace of modern life’ and that middle-aged couples juggling childcare and work were the worst affected.
It added that rising gender equality had ‘extended to the s-xual sphere’, meaning women ‘feel less obliged to meet their partner’s s-xual needs irrespective of their own’.