• Couples are choosing Netflix over sex. (Getty Images)
Couples are switching off sex to watch Netflix, with one in four people surveyed saying they preferred binge watching over 'chilling'.
Sarah Malik

23 Apr 2019 - 10:32 AM  UPDATED 23 Apr 2019 - 10:47 AM

The suggestive catchphrase 'Netflix and chill' has acquired a whole new meaning with new research suggesting the online streaming site is the new mood killer.

According to the Wall Street Journal, couples are switching off sex to watch Netflix, with one in four people surveyed saying they preferred binge watching over 'chilling'.

The paper interviewed over 1000 people between 18 and 36, with 36 per cent of respondents saying they had chosen streaming video over sex in the previous six months.

The streaming giant chimed in to joke they couldn't be held responsible for the decline in fertility.

“We take pride in be­ing part of the cul­tural zeit­geist, but get­ting credit for a decades ­long de­cline in sex is be­yond even our pro­gram­ming abil­i­ties."

Other internet users happily embraced the #Netflixandzzz hashtag.

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