There are many reasons to have sex more often, at least when it comes to quality sex in a supportive relationship. More frequent sexual activity is linked to physical benefits, such as lower blood pressure, emotional perks, such as reduced stress, and relationship benefits, such as greater intimacy and a lower divorce rate. As far as the ideal frequency, a study found that general well-being is associated with sexual frequency, but only up to a certain point. Relationship satisfaction improved progressively from having no sex up to having sex once a week but did not improve further and actually decreased somewhat beyond this point. This goal number is fairly consistent with the current average, but should be of concern with our increasingly busy lives. Looking at the frequency of sex in the s, adults are now having sex nine times per year less than in the late s.
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Click to talk to a trained teen volunteer. Ideally sex is a positive experience for you and your partner s. This factsheet is designed to help you figure out how to make sex feel good for you. Sexual pleasure is different for everyone — we all have our own sensitive spots, fantasies and turn-ons. Each sex partner will have their own too.