How do you compare? There are a whole host of factors which impact our sex lives, or lack thereof, including age, health, sex drive and lifestyle to name a few. But now someone has gone and worked out how much sex we should be having, the Mirror online reports. A recent study from the Kinsey Institute for research in Sex, Reproduction and Gender suggests that it's this variable age which can predict how often we have sex. So is there such a thing as "normal"?
And are we setting our sights too high or too low? Some of the findings aren't that surprising. For example, people between 18 and 29 are having the most sex, with an average of sex sessions per year, or twice a week. Read More "Why buy Cornish sparkling wine, unless you are a total numpty? Things go slightly downhill from here. Those in the 40 to 49 age group manage to have sex only 69 times per year.
But the declining number tells a wider story; family obligations, daily stresses and worries and an increase in health issues all play their part in impacting our libidos. Feeling old plays its part too. There are several reasons why you might not be having that much sex Image: Getty "The basic storyline that has emerged from these studies is that, as we get older, our odds of developing chronic health conditions increases and this, in turn, negatively impacts the frequency and quality of sexual activity," wrote Dr.
How long should sex last? Well, science has weighed in again to tell the world exactly how much time they should be spending in the act of physical love: What is the mean intravaginal ejaculation latency time? Read More Killer Portuguese men o' war wash up on Cornwall beaches "That is as practically awkward as it sounds: Interestingly, the research also explores "conventional wisdom regarding penile sensitivity and its relationship to staying power in the sack".
Older men weren't able to last longer than young ones, while wearing a condom or being circumcised didn't boost chaps' performance either. A study by researchers at Erciyes University in Turkey have found that overweight men last longer in bed. Titled "Insight on pathogenesis of lifelong premature ejaculation: According to the study, the larger men with more stomach fat and a higher BMI could last for an average of 7.
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