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2017-08-20 06:02

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Your age can predict how much sex you should be having each week and over a year.

A recent study from the Kinsey Institute for research in sex, reproduction and gender suggests that age can act as a predictor for average sex frequency, ranging from once a week to once a month.

Unsurprisingly, researchers found that people between 18 and 29 were having the most sex, with an average of 112 sex sessions per year, or twice a week. Meanwhile, 30 to 39 year olds had sex 86 times per year, which equates to 1.6 times per week.

Those in the 40 to 49 age group manage to have sex only 69 times per year, about half the total for 18- to 29-year-olds.

The desire for sex dropped as family obligations, day-to-day stresses and illness become physically and mentally taxing.

“As we get older, our odds of developing chronic health conditions increase and this, in turn, negatively impacts the frequency and quality of sexual activity,” wrote Dr Justin Lehmiller in a Kinsey Institute post.

Marriage also played a pivotal role in sex frequency: 34% of married couples had sex two to three times per week; 45% had sex a few times a month; and 13% had sex only a few times a year.

Although couples may start to have less sex with age, women reported that their sex lives actually got better.

A 2016 study presented at the annual North American Menopause Society meeting in Orlando, Florida, found this was linked to women feeling more comfortable in their skin.

This led these women to start focusing less on the frequency of sex, and more on the emotional and intimate aspects of sex, or adapting sex acts themselves.

Age also allowed partners to focus on the quality rather the quantity of sex. After all, great sex once in a while could be enough to keep the spark alive. – Medical Daily and the Mirror

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