If you're married and not very happy with your sex life at the moment, it's normal to wonder about Here's what we know about how often married couples have sex, according to research and experts. But first an important note: "It's important to know that a normal sexual frequency is determined by what the couple agrees is mutually satisfying," sexologist Shamyra Howard, LCSW , tells mbg. And she adds: "Sexual frequency is not an indicator of sexual satisfaction.
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Maintenance sex may not sound like the most titillating thing in the world, but it is crucial to the health of your relationship. It means keeping the sex up to ensure both people in the relationship are sexually satisfied. Sometimes your partner wants to get it on and all you want to do is binge your latest Netflix obsession. Sex sounds time-consuming and annoying. Or maybe when you really want to have sex, your partner always seems to be too tired or stressed.
While it's not usually a good idea to compare your sex life to what sex statistics say about others, it can be interesting to look at how often other couples have sex. For example, sometimes people believe they're having less sex than their peers, but scientific study results might prove them wrong. Other stats can offer insight on married couples' sexual satisfaction and even relationship satisfaction and how it's related to sex.
Sex is one of the most powerful gifts God ever created. It was designed to bring a man and woman together in a physical, emotional and spiritual bond that would create, pleasure, intimacy and also procreation. Marriages that neglect or misuse this gift are headed for frustration and maybe even divorce. I was reminded of this when some friends of mine were having a marriage crisis and headed for divorce.