How Often do People Have Sex and 11 more Facts to Enlighten your Sex Life With
Sex data is always fascinating to look at. It shows us a lot of trends happening in people’s bedrooms and shares a part of people’s intimate lives which are not exactly discussed over the dinner table with friends. Also, we all get to compare our numbers to what the data says – usually with favorable results. Here’s some of the latest research published on what it is to be having sex in 2019.
There’s more sex in relationships than without.
If you’re in a relationship, congratulations! You’re almost certainly having more sex than most of your single friends.
We have less sex today than we did in past decades.
Frequency of sex has gone down everywhere. Every decade since the 1950s, there has been an approximate drop in how much sex we have. In general, for every year that passes, the all-age average American couple has sex 1-2 times less.
People have the least amount of sex during late stage pregnancy and following a birth.
Unsurprisingly, when a person is least likely to have sex is in the months following the birth of a child as well as in the later stages of pregnancy.
Country-by-country, the amount of sex is different.
Studies have shown ‘How often do people have sex?’ to be answered differently according to country. In the United States, people report having sex two or three times a week whereas in Australia, the frequency is once or twice a week and in the UK, it’s less than once a week.
Poor health is associated with a low sex drive.
Obviously, if you’re suffering from chronic pain or a health condition that’s zapping a lot of your energy, you’re not going to be in the mood to bump uglies with your partner.
People who have sex more frequently are more likely to have children.
Consider it a subconscious need to procreate and keep one’s genes in the gene pool but those of us who enjoy a lot of sex are likely doing it, in some capacity, because we want to have children (at least according to research) and are more likely to have children.
Some people never have sex.
Whether they’re in a relationship or not, yes, there’s a segment of the population that rarely has sex. Alternatively, there’s also individuals who have sex almost every day. The amount of sex one has can also vary by year, sexual opportunities, health status, and a variety of factors.
If you have sex twice a week, you’re more likely to reproduce.
Sounds simple enough but couples who have sex twice a week are generally having sex at least once during a woman’s fertile period, which generally lasts up to six months a month.
Relationship satisfaction decreases over time.
In general, people’s satisfaction with their relationship decreases over time and why that’s important to sex is because it also leads to reduced sexual interest in one’s partner.
Couples who have sex once a week are the happiest.
One might think more sex equals more happiness however studies have shown to achieve your peak happiness-from-sex ratio, all that’s required is one session of sex per week. Though you can have more, it generally doesn’t affect level of happiness.
Swimmers and footballers are the most arousing athletes.
According to a recent survey, swimmers and footballers are who get women the most sexually aroused.
The average female orgasm lasts 25 seconds.
Sorry, guys. We sort of got you beat on this one. There is no comparison between a male and female orgasm, at least as it applies to length.