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. Sanam Hafeez , a NYC-based licensed clinical psychologist.
Visit it today! But what about everyone else's? In a survey that's still under way, more than 8, people over 50 have already revealed what happens in their relationships — and in their bedrooms. Read on for a look at 14 survey questions, think about how you would answer and see how you stack up with the results thus far.
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"?
Sex and health go hand in hand. Research has linked it to a slimmer waistline, a stronger heart and a lower risk for prostate and breast cancers. But Americans today are having less of it than Americans a decade ago, according to a just-released study appearing in Archives of Sexual Behavior. From to , the average American adult had sex nine fewer times per year than Americans did from to , the researchers found.