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How Often Do Couples Really Have Sex?



What’s a healthy amount of s*x to have in your relationship?

It’s 7:58 p.m. on a Friday night, almost prime time, and you’re surfing through television channels to find a good show to watch. 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. Scenery like this is strategically plastered all over television, magazines, ., and the Internet to constantly keep our minds fixated on s*x and to desensitize us to the cheap over-sexualization of modern day society.

You start to wonder, “How often do people really have s*x?”

There’s no right or wrong answer to this question, and the media may skew our views as to what a “healthy” amount of s*x is. Many factors affect how often people have s*x, including their age, health, stress, mood, and s*xual desires. A healthy s*x life can strengthen your bond with your partner and help keep your relationship healthy. s*x also provides numerous health benefits, such as boosting your mood, strengthening your immune system, lowering your blood pressure, reducing pain, and helping fight heart disease. That being said, only you and your partner can decide how much s*x is right for both of you.

Studies show that regularly having s*x is a more important factor in keeping a happy relationship than money. Most couples typically have s*x once a week. This helps keep an intimate connection and gives the feeling of having an active s*x life, but it still allows time for anticipation and spontaneity, as s*x feels more like a special experience than a daily routine.

Having s*x more than once a week typically makes couples feel just as happy as if they had s*x only once a week.

The happiest couples and most stable relationships have s*x approximately as often as they want to have s*x. Most men and women feel that a satisfying s*x life improves their overall quality of life, but it doesn’t . a crucial role in their happiness.

Over 90 percent of men agree that happiness is derived from having a good relationship with your partner, not s*x. About half of men and women feel that even though s*x gives them pleasure, it’s not a necessary part of a good relationship.

A little over half of men and women in relationships are content with how often they have s*x with their partners. The other half of men are dissatisfied with the amount of s*x they’re having usually because they want more s*x. About two-thirds of unsatisfied women are in the same boat. Since men tend to think about s*x and feel s*xual desire more than women do, men are about eight times more likely to self-stimulate.

Age and health also . a crucial role in determining your s*x drive. As the years go ., s*xual problems can develop erectile dysfunction, a loss of interest in s*x, anxiety about performance, and trouble climaxing. As health problems begin to manifest over the years, s*x gets put on the back burner. self service is common as 63 percent of men age 50 and older do it. About 40 percent of men in this age group have a s*xual arrangement with someone other than their spouse or long-term partner. self service or infidelity can become an alternative to s*x, especially if difficulty or discomfort exists with intercourse in the relationship.

It’s very possible to have s*x well into your 80s, as almost 40 percent of men between the ages of 75 and 85 have s*x with a partner, especially thanks to a variety of erectile dysfunction drugs readily available to lend a helping hand.

However, the quality of the s*x you’re having is much more important than the quantity. Men’s happiness tends to come more from physical aspects of s*x, while women’s happiness comes more from the emotional aspects. The most important thing in your relationship is to talk to each other about your s*xual desires and keep the lines of communication open. If you want to have s*x more frequently or spice things up between the sheets, let your partner know.

Communication, not s*x, is the lifeline that your relationship needs to survive

.: Verywell

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