And when they are doin’ it, they’re doin’ it with their friends:

‘Students Today Are Having Less Sex’ Than 20 Years Ago, Study Says

Are today’s college students more – gasp – chaste than anyone thought?

Not quite, but they’re also not sex fiends compared to 20 years ago, according to a new study from the Journal of Sex Research, which compared the responses of 18-25-year-olds from 1988-96 with those of 2004-12. summarizes:

for students in the 1988-1996 cohort, 55.3% said they had sex at least weekly during the last year. For the 2004-2012 students, it may surprise you to learn that the number was actually a little lower (50.6%). The number of students who reported having more than one sex partner since turning 18 was also higher for students in the past (67.3%) than it was for students in the present (62.3%). Likewise, more students today reported having no sex partners since they turned 18 (15.0%) compared to the past (10.2%). 

Though students now are “somewhat less likely to report sex with a spouse or with a steady relationship partner,” they are doing it WAY more with friends. Thanks a lot, Ashton Kutcher and Justin Timberlake:

One big way they have changed is that today’s students are more likely to report having had sex with a friend (71.0%) compared to past students (55.7%).