Is it just me, or does it seem like older generations love to pick apart the way we run our love lives? It's like everything about how we date and have sex is "wrong" in their eyes — from our reliance on dating apps to meet people to our alleged affinity for hookup culture — but in reality, how Millennials have sex compared to past generations isn't wrong... it's just different.
"I think the sky is the limit for Millennial sex, but the anxieties are no less present," Hannah Simpson, transgender advocate, writer, and educator & LGBTQ millennial expert, tells Bustle. "We have grown up having instant, stigma-free access to all kinds of sexual information and imagery. Nobody has to face another human being to rent adult videos. With more information, we are more picky with our partners and have higher expectations."
Since some of us grew up with access to the internet and smartphones in our pockets, the way we learned about sex and relationships is inherently different than past generations. Sure, some of us still got "The Talk" from our parents, but we could also later Google "where is the clitoris" or "what does an orgasm feel like" instead of having to rely on our parents for those intimate details. We're also a more open, accepting generation, and have grown up with important issues like LGBTQ rights, consent, and sex positivity at the forefront of our minds.