No, this is not a rhetorical question and I’m not asking for a friend. While doing a web search on increasing my libido by eating kale and other foods I hate, I stumbled upon a study about sex.
A few years back some researchers got together from the Kinsey Institute and asked a few age groups (both sexes) how much they were getting. Naturally, the people they asked who were between the ages of 18 and 29 years of age were getting the most action—two times a week or 112 times per year.
Not to bum you out but that number plummets significantly for the less-horny age group of 30 to 39-year-olds—1.6 (not sure where the .6 comes from) or 86 times annually. And you 40 to 49-year-olds are not gonna wanna hear this—you came in at a sad average of 69 times per year.
Turns out, getting older does impact your sex drive but other factors such as pain in-the- ass relatives, marriage, crappy arthritis and your typical family obligations. Nothing to look forward to but then again, the researchers might have asked people that gave up sex a long time ago.
However, if you are shacked up, in a committed relationship or married you SHOULD be having more sex because those that did were reportedly happier, according to the study. But more is not always better; more consistency is best.
The biggest winner in this study? Well, besides the 18 to 29 age group that gets laid a couple times a week is actually older women. That’s right, as women begin to mature they reportedly had better sex because they basically don’t care what you think of their squeaky sounds between the sheets. With inhibitions removed they felt freer to get a little crazier in the sack.
So how much sex should you be having? As much as you want because in the end, sex is good exercise and is good for your heart.