Whether you’re going through a dry spell or on a lucky streak, most people wonder how their s*x life compare to other people’s. To find out what’s “normal” in the sack, researchers quizzed couples about how frequently they get laid.
According to a study by the Kinsey Institute, 18 to 29 year olds tend to get down and dirty 112 times per year.
That works out at nine bouts of s*x every month or twice a week. Whereas people aged 30 to 39 have on average 86 steamy romps a year – which is seven times a month or once a week.
Those in their forties seem to get even less action, with an average of 69 times per year. That’s the equivalent of doing it five times per month or once a week.
So depending on your age, it seems like having se x once or twice each week is pretty normal.
Researchers also found out that 13% of married couples have s*x a few times per year, 45% do it a few times a month, 34% romp two or three times a week and 7% of couples get jiggy four or more times every week.
Meanwhile sexperts recently weighed in on just how long your s*x sessions should be lasting.
And believe it or not, great s*x should go on for minutes and not hours.
A survey quizzed American and Canadian s*x therapists – including psychologists, physicians, social workers, marriage/family therapists and nurses – about their thoughts on the ideal s*x duration from penetration until ejaculation.
On average the sexperts agreed that a romp lasting one to two minutes was “too short”, three to seven minutes was “adequate”, seven to 13 minutes was “desirable” and 10 to 30 minutes was“too long”.
Researchers said: “A man’s or woman’s interpretation of his or her se xual functioning as well as the partner’s relies on personal beliefs developed in part from society’s messages, formal and informal.
“Unfortunately, today’s popular culture has reinforced stereotypes about sexual activity.
“Many men and women seem to believe the fantasy model of large penises, rock-hard erections and all-night-long intercourse.“