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, many people believe they're having less sex than their peers according to a goop. Other stats can offer insight on married couples' sexual satisfaction and even relationship satisfaction and how it's related to sex. Americans in their 20s whether partnered or not have sex about 80 times a year, or more than once per week, says a study. While the frequency of sex is associated with happiness, partnered couples who have sex more than once a week are no happier than those having sex weekly, according to an analysis of three research studies of over 30, people. Having sex once a week might be the ideal, according to science. But the real ideal is what works for you and your partner. If you're happy, then you're having the right amount of sex for you.
How much sex should a couple have?
Do it less frequently? Here's what that might mean. When it comes to sex, people tend to fudge the numbers.
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Warning - graphic content: Find out everything you were wondering about sex. There are a whole host of factors which impact our sex lives, or lack thereof, including age, health, sex drive and lifestyle to name a few. But now someone has gone and worked out how much sex we should be having, the Mirror online reports. A recent study from the Kinsey Institute for research in Sex, Reproduction and Gender suggests that it's this variable age which can predict how often we have sex. So is there such a thing as "normal"? And are we setting our sights too high or too low? For example, people between 18 and 29 are having the most sex, with an average of sex sessions per year, or twice a week. Good for them. Things go slightly downhill from here.
You pick a show and it abruptly opens to the aftermath of a one night stand. Two strangers wake up, late to work, scrambling to get dressed amidst the empty beer bottles, cigarette butts, and scattered clothing from the night before. Scenes like this are strategically plastered all over television, magazines, advertisements, and the internet to constantly keep our minds fixated on sex and to desensitize us to the cheap over-sexualization of modern-day society. Many factors affect how often people have sex, including their age, health, stress, mood, and sexual desires.