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Why “Netflix and chill” could actually be killing your sex life


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Most couples have at least one go-to show they watch together—and know there’s hell to pay for jumping ahead solo! Turning on Hulu and cuddling up together is a great way to bond, but as a new study shows, it might be harmful to your connection, long-term.

So much for Netflix and chill—researcher sat Lancaster University in the UK found that  streaming services are now actually getting in the way of people’s sex lives. High time for streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix was between 8 and 10 p.m. not that long ago, but now, it’s getting later: between 10 and 11 p.m. In other words, more people are streaming shows before drifting off to sleep instead of, well, having sex.

More people are streaming shows before drifting off to sleep instead of, well, having sex.

Obviously there’s a very easy fix here: If you want to make sex a priority in your relationship, limit your binge-watching to the earlier part of the evening. Think you’ll be hopelessly bored without it? Hey, maybe that’s part of the point.

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