Seems that the British male is less interested in bonking his partner than in the past. As to possible explanations:
Cooper, who is professor of organisational psychology and health at Lancaster University, also blamed Britain\’s culture of long working hours. \’Britain\’s work culture has gone from 9 to 5 to extremely long hours, which makes for a very stressful life,\’ he said. \’Stress can be cumulative, which means eventually people can find it impossible to switch off and relax.\’
I think we can put that to one side. Average working hours have been declining for men for more than a century. You know, this evidence thing….
How come the Google Adwords came up with those links?
Ignore that last comment. The words have now changed. Not nearly as amusing.
Do the hours worked figures apply only to men in work, or are they averaging over the sundry dole bludgers too?
I read somewhere that in peasant societies in averages out to once a day (or night), in spite of 12 hour work days. They’ve got nothing else to do, you see. Install electricity, light bulbs and TV, then birthrate drops, which is a proxy for the frequency of bonking. I suppose that’s someone’s fault, though I can’t work out who to blame.
Cooper is an expert on marital stress, having caused a great deal of it in the past.
If memory serves the birth rate went up about 9 months after the 3 day week and constant elecricty cuts.