Are You Having Too Much Sex

Are You Having Too Much Sex

When it comes to sex, is there such a thing as too much? In fact, come to think of it, is there such a thing as too little? Statistically men and women both lie about how much sex they’ve had, and how much they’re having. Men typically tend to inflate their figures with around 70% of them embellishing the amount of sex they have as well as the number of sexual partners they’ve been with. Conversely, the average woman tends to trim down the actual figure to a respectable 60% less when it comes to talking about past lovers and sexual experience.

So how much is too little?

Sure, we all know a friend who hasn’t been laid in years and – thank goodness to the magic of sex toys – this doesn’t really seem to be much of a problem. Medically, sex has been proven to increase endorphins, boost your energy and create a surge of positive happy ‘vibes’ that keep you going. It’s also good for increasing pelvic muscle tone, improving your fitness and keeping you healthy. A lack of sex doesn’t mean that it’s bad for your health: there are a number of other exercises or routines that can help to make up the difference as long as you constantly monitor your body and respond accordingly with exercise and, if needed, even medical assistance.

Is there such a thing as too much?

Recently MTV’s True Life showcased an interview with Brittany, a sex addict who needs to have sex 20 – 30 times a day. Sounds like every man’s dream? Think again: Brittany’s fiance asked for the ultimate birthday present ” a day without sex. Too much sex can cause chaffing and discomfort in women, and can cause painful swelling and discomfort in men if there isn’t enough of a break between coitus. 20 – 30 times a day is definitely more than a lot by anyone’s standards (even porn stars require ‘stand in’ actors and actresses who take over for some of the action!). In a recent study, the majority of singles are having sex around once a week, whilst couples are enjoying intercourse up to three times a week. The statistics were significantly higher for married couples which seems to dispel the myth that your sex life dies once you tie the knot!

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Ieva Kubiliute is a psychologist and a sex and relationships advisor and a freelance writer. She's also a consultant to several health and wellness brands. While Ieva specialises in covering wellness topics ranging from fitness and nutrition, to mental wellbeing, sex and relationships and health conditions, she has written across a diverse range of lifestyle topics, including beauty and travel. Career highlights so far include: luxury spa-hopping in Spain and joining an £18k-a-year London gym. Someone’s got to do it! When she’s not typing away at her desk—or interviewing experts and case studies, Ieva winds down with yoga, a good movie and great skincare (affordable of course, there’s little she doesn’t know about budget beauty). Things that bring her endless joy: digital detoxes, oat milk lattes and long country walks (and sometimes jogs).

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