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.
How Often Do ‘Normal’ Couples Have Sex?
What is the “normal” frequency of sex? | ISSM
Subscriber Account active since. Have you ever wondered if the amount of sex you're having is normal? It's completely natural to have insecurities around how much sex you and a partner engage in. But, it's important to keep in mind each relationship is different, with varying sexual needs. More sex does not always equal a better relationship. Instead, focusing on the quality of sex, your connection with a partner, and what's best for your relationship can make your bond stronger. There is no right answer for how often you should be having sex — only what feels right for your relationship or sex life.
How Much Sex Do We Really Need?
For some reason, so many of us mistakenly still believe how often we have sex to be the measure of how successful our sex lives are. In relationships and marriages, we accept that the frequency of sex will decline as time goes on. Yet we still feel ashamed about it and find talking about it with our friends hard - even though they're probably going through the exact same feelings. But the truth is, for couples who live together there is no 'normal' amount of sex to be having. These people share how often they have sex with their live-in partners, and how this can change over time due to many factors that impact our desires and sexual energy.
While it's not usually a good idea to compare your sex life to what sex statistics say about others, it can be interesting to look at how often other couples have sex. For example, sometimes people believe they're having less sex than their peers, but scientific study results might prove them wrong. Other stats can offer insight on married couples' sexual satisfaction and even relationship satisfaction and how it's related to sex.