No matter your relationship status, sex remains a complicated — and often touchy — subject. Although no one wants to admit it, people across all demographics are spending less time in the sack. But how much sex should couples really be having? Research has shown that couples who have sex at least once a week are happier than their less-bedded counterparts.
Many people wonder how much sex they should be having. Just how important is sex, anyway? These are common questions asked in the offices of couples therapists and sex therapists and maybe just as commonly, worried about but not asked.
How much sex is normal or healthy? Many factors affect how often people have sex, including their age, health, stress, mood, and sexual desires. Healthy sex life can strengthen your bond with your partner and help keep your relationship healthy. Sex also provides numerous health benefits, such as boosting your mood, lessening stress, strengthening your immune system , lowering your blood pressure, reducing pain, and helping fight heart disease. That being said, only you and your partner can decide how much sex is right for both of you.