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"But the other side of me was concerned about what this means in terms of intimacy and how the dynamics would work." When Leah and Ryan met at a wedding four years ago, they didn’t expect to develop this type of arrangement.
Neither of them had had an open relationship before, though it was something that Leah had contemplated.
“I like everyone to meet each other and be friends and stuff,” he explains.
Another study found that millennials have fewer sexual partners than any other generation since our grandparents, who at the same age averaged just two partners each. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of Millennials are not having rampant, or even frequent, casual sex.
You’ve heard this before: Fewer Millennials are in longterm, committed relationships than any generation past.
According to Pew Research Center, 59 percent of adults ages 18-29 were married in 1960, while only 20 percent of adults that age were in 2011.
This generation is radically rethinking straight sex and marriage, but at what cost?
In Part One of a two-part series, Rolling Stone goes under the covers in search of new approaches to intimacy, commitment and hooking up.