How often are you having sex? A 2017 study of over 26,000 people from 1989-2014 showed Americans are having sex 54 times a year! Whats interesting, though, is that number drops a bit for married couples... down to 51 times a year! Still though, about once a week.

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However, as expected, 20 year olds reported having sex up to 80 times in a year (about 1.5 times a week.) Also as expected, the number drops significantly for people in their 60's to only 20 times a year (around once every 2 1/2 weeks.)

Now obviously, there is NO SET NUMBER of how much sex YOU should be having, and a lot of factors go into this. Some of the factors that affect this are...

  • Stress — in general or about the relationship
  • Changes in the body due to aging and health issues
  • Falling into a routine that's become boring
  • Being busy with kids, family, or career
  • Not feeling comfortable communicating with each other
  • Not feeling seen or heard by your partner

Now the BEST WAYS to improve your sex life are...

  • Reducing your stress (easier said than done, right?)
  • Exploring your sexual self (Take that HOWEVER you want!)
  • Trying something completely new!
  • Begin foreplay before you reach the bedroom.
  • Communicate with your partner/partners to keep curiosity, compassion, and vulnerability.

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  • Allows people to express and experience connection.
  • Pleasure.
  • Strengthens emotional bonds.
  • Releases Dopamine.
  • May lower blood pressure.

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