Many people wonder how much sex they should be having. Just how important is sex, anyway? These are common questions asked in the offices of couples therapists and sex therapists and maybe just as commonly, worried about but not asked. This is because much of the data is from self-reported information. While it is important to have an initial reference point for different groups of people, it is typically not what someone is really asking. People actually wish to know if their relationship is healthy.
How Often Should a Happy Couple Have Sex?
How Often Do Happy Couples Have Sex? | GQ
That said, a study that appeared in the Archives of Sexual Behavior found that the average adult currently enjoys sex 54 times a year, which equates to about once a week. This is less sex, by about nine per year, compared to a similar study done in the s. Interestingly, though, another study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science — which surveyed over 30, Americans over 40 years for three different projects — discovered that a once weekly frequency was the Goldilocks standard for happiness. Sexual intimacy is vital in any relationship, and not just for the sensual pleasure of it all.
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Blame the political landscape, shoddy birth control access, limitless free porn on the internet, or the gig economy for the decline in the millennial libido—who can say for sure? Whatever the reason, Americans are boning less. As one of the top five horniest people of all time, this initially seemed concerning to me, but as it turns out, it might not be such a big deal. To be sure, not having any sex or a experiencing a sharp decline could be a sign of an unhappy relationship.
Here is what they say, as well as some additional tips to help you get your sex life on track! There is some question among sex therapists about what the true average is for couples in committed relationships. The answers can range from once a week to once a month!