The "Days Without Sex" Meme, Presented in Chronological Order

We can't go a day without this meme.

by Josie Rhodes Cook

If you’ve seen people on Twitter sharing harrowing, but confusing, stories of how many days they’ve gone without sex and wondered what you’re missing, wonder no more.

The “Days Without Sex” meme is making the rounds on Twitter, and as part of the popular meme, people are writing wild stories about the number of days they’ve gone without sex, and what they’ve resorted to doing out of desperation, according to Know Your Meme.

The meme is funny and relatable, particularly for anyone who’s gone a long time without having sex. Most of the things people are saying they’ve done out of sex drought desperation are a little outlandish, but that only makes the meme funnier.

Where Did This Meme Come From?

Know Your Meme reports that the first tweet to use the “Days Without Sex” format isn’t clear, but it’s suddenly hit a height of popularity this summer. Examples of the joke can be found as far back as February 2016, but there are a lot more to be found floating around Twitter in more recent days.

Inverse decided to track down as many examples of the “Days Without Sex” meme as possible, and present them to you, our dear reader, in chronological order. If these tweets were all one person, documenting their slow descent into a sex drought, it would be fairly alarming, to say the least.

So Much Blasphemy

A slightly worrying number of the “Days Without Sex” memes involved church in some way.

Everyday Activities

And others related the meme to their frustrations with everyday activities, like cooking.

And others got a little too real.

An Enduring Meme

The “Days Without Sex” meme really has the potential to go the distance and stick around for a little while. After all, early sightings of the use of the phrase in a joking manner on Twitter go back 2 years, and there’s no reason to think that it won’t continue to be popular, especially because it’s gotten so much traction on Twitter during the summer months of 2018.

Funny Memes Are the Best Memes

The “Days Without Sex” meme is equal parts funny, relatable, and at times, disturbing. Some of the desperate measures people jokingly described taking were pretty weird — but really, that’s half the fun of any meme.

People seemed to be trying to one-up each other with just how strange their “Days Without Sex” memes could get.

The best memes really take root on the internet, and the memes that do well are usually ultra-relatable. That’s probably why the “Days Without Sex” meme has taken off — most people can relate to the feeling, and poke fun at it.

With how resonant the “Days Without Sex” meme obviously is, it may have some really intense staying power. And as more people catch on, the meme responses will probably only get better.

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