Is Your Sex Life Normal?
How often are you having sex?
Among the common-law or married couples: 17% say they get it on more than four times a week. 31% do it two to three times a week. 31% have sex once a week or every two weeks. 15% hook up once a month or less. 6% can’t recall the last time. Among the singles who are dating around or in an exclusive relationship: 20% say they get it on more than four times a week. 34% do it two to three times a week. 29% have sex once a week or every two weeks. 15% hook up once a month or less. 2% can’t recall the last time.
While we’re all naturally nosy about what everyone else is doing, bear in mind that “there isn’t any sexual normal,” advises Calgary-based sexologist Trina E. Read, author of Till Sex Do Us Part: Make Your Married Sex Irresistible, noting that there’s huge variety in the types of activities we take pleasure in (up to 40 distinct ones, recent research has found) and how often we do them. Understanding your partner’s wants and needs and your own is far more important than trying to outdo your neighbours. “You have to trust yourself: If you’re happy sexually—whether it’s once a month or once a year or six times a day—then that’s enough.”