How Much is Enough?

When it comes to sex, it might not be as much as you want, or as much as you once had, but a lot of studies suggest that you’re probably having enough.
Below are are a few questions that may come to mind, and the answers to put your mind at ease.

Am I having enough sex?

As long as you’re still having some sex, you’re probably fine. The number of times you have sex is never constant and changes with age. Unsurprisingly, people between the ages of 18 and 29 have the most sex, which is about twice a week.

Should I try to have more sex?

That plan could backfire. When couples attempt to double the amount of sex they’re having, studies suggest that it can lead to decreased sexual satisfaction and reduced well-being. Sex should be about quality, not quantity, and pushing to have more is just going to make it feel like a chore.

Is everyone doing it less?

People who don’t think they’re having enough sex can rest assured that no one really is, data from the General Social Survey shows. Married people appear to be having less sex than they used to, where historically, they had more sex than singles.

What’s the right amount of sex?

When it comes to the perfect amount of sex for relationship satisfaction and personal satisfaction, the sweet spot is a lot easier to achieve than you think. Married and committed couples who have sex once a week report being happier than those who don’t. More than that doesn’t make much difference when it comes to happiness. So, once a week is an achievable goal.

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