- How much sex should couples have?
- What a study says about frequency of sex.
- Communication is key to intimacy.
Last year Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck’s alleged prenup was leaked.
According to this document, the actor is obligated to have sex with JLo four times a week, although another version says it is more than four times.
Years ago, it was rumored that the actress and singer made her then-husband, Marc Anthony, sign an agreement saying they would have sex every day.
This raises the question: How much sex should couples have?
Does more sex equal more happiness?
A 2016 study from the University of Toronto-Mississauga in Canada sought to find the answer to how much sex is ideal for couples.
First, they analyzed data from three available studies involving more than 30,000 people.
One of the notable findings was that couples who have a lot of sex aren’t necessarily happier.
The main takeaway was that when couples are getting busy less than once a week, they begin to report being less happy.
Maintaining sexual connection is important
In an interview with The Huffington Post, Amy Muise, who led the research, shared some conclusions.
She revealed that it is crucial to maintain a sexual connection with a partner but also to have realistic expectations about one’s sex life.
She pointed out that couples struggling to balance work, kids and other responsibilities could find it ‘stressful’ to live up to expectations about sexual frequency.
Although she acknowledges sex is important, couples shouldn’t feel pressured to have it several times a week.
So how much sex should couples have?
Most people have an ideal number of times a week they would like to have sex.
However, that number can vary widely for each person for very different reasons. The important thing is the quality rather than the quantity.
A study by Boston Medical Group revealed sexual frequency is usually very high at the beginning of relationships.
Some couples may start out having sex three times a day and eventually level off at three times a week.
Does age play a role in how much sex couples have?
Dr. Harry Fisch claims that age significantly influences the frequency of sexual relations.
The urologist at New York Presbyterian Hospital shared that a couple between the ages of 20 and 30 may have sex one to three times a week.
Meanwhile, between the ages of 30 and 40 it is considered good to have sex twice a week. After 50, it could be once or even less.
It is worth noting that each person is different, and what may work for one person may not work for another.
This topic can put pressure on couples
According to Cosmopolitan, the concern about how many times a week one should have sex can put pressure on couples.
If a conclusion could be reached, it is that there is no universal rule for the frequency of intimacy.
Everyone needs to communication and find what works for them.
Two to three times a week seems to be the magic number for most people.