How Much Is Enough?

Ah yes, the age old question, how often should you and your partner have sex? A recent USA Today article looks at the issue and whether there is a magic number that’s right for all couples.

First, let’s look at how often: According to Mary Andres, associate professor of clinical education at the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education and licensed clinical psychologist, there is no ‘right’ number, even though we tend to compare ourselves with friends or co-workers who might brag about their sex lives.

The article quotes a 40-year study that surveyed more than 30,000 Americans that showed couples who have sex once a week are the happiest. But Andres says couples need to understand how often their partner desires sex. “Some people want to have sex every day, and they are,” she said. “Other people have other priorities, so sex isn’t on the top of their list, so they are having it less.”

One reason, she said, might be our addiction to our social channels. “A lot more people are connected to devices—if they are watching videos, TV in the bedroom, texting or updating Twitter feeds, it’s detrimental to their sex lives,” Andres said.

She suggests setting an appointment for sex, and then keep that appointment. Also, couples need to figure out what works for them to satisfy each other’s needs—and it doesn’t necessarily have to be intercourse.

Among the benefits of sex: It releases endorphins that make us feel good, and it clears the mind and can help you think clearly. And, of course, Pure Romance products can help you spice up your sex life to make it more interesting for you and your partner!

Want to learn more? Here’s the link to the article: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/09/how-often-should-you-have-sex-your-partner-sex-therapy-counseling/97545366/

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