It’s a pretty well established fact that sex is good for both your body and mind, but how much sex is actually normal?
Well, science finally has this elusive answer.
Researchers at the Kinsey Institute were keen to find out how many times on average we all get laid, so they decided to interview a load of couples about how often they get down and dirty.
And the results? Well, it’s what you’d probably expect. 18 to 29-year-olds got the most action, at around 112 times a year (that’s roughly twice a week).
However, it only goes downhill from there, with people in their thirties only having on average 86 sexual encounters in 12 months (seven times a month or once a week).
And for those in their forties, they have even longer dry patches, with only an average of 69 times per year. That’s roughly five to six times a month. Ouch.
Researchers also found out that 13 per cent of married couples have sex only a few times a year, 45 per cent do it a few times a month, 34 per cent go at it two or three times a week, and seven per cent of couples get hot and heavy four or more times every week.
But as other research suggested, more sex doesn’t always equal more happiness… apparently.