Many factors can influence how often people have sex. Relationship status, health, and age can all play a role. As the relationship progresses, the rate might slow down. If they are busy with work or childcare, they might not have as much time for sex as they used to.
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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. That drop in frequency was even steeper for married couples who live together; they had sex 16 fewer times a year. But the increase in time spent working and parenting may be possible explanations for the drop in sex among married people.
Here’s How Much Sex You Should Have Every Week
First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes conflicting schedules, changing priorities and a laundry list of other reasons including actual laundry that just seem to get in the way of having sex. What really happens between the sheets for couples who are 5, 10, 15, 20 or more years past the initial hot-and-heavy phase of a relationship? And it turns out, even though kids and life can get in the way, in many cases there is plenty to look forward to when it comes to sex in the long term.
Most people believe more sex equals greater happiness. But a study found there is a magic number when it comes to sex among committed couples and that's once a week. But if the sex becomes less frequent than weekly, happiness declines.