How Often Should You Really Be Having Sex?

When it comes to your sex life, nobody really has the right to tell you what you can and cannot do. It’s your life, and you can have sex as often or as little as you like (as long as it’s healthy and consensual). But when you are in a committed relationship, you might feel like you have some sort of obligation to have sex with someone. And that’s not the case. Sure, having sex is a great way for couples to get ~intimate~ and such, but how often should you really be having sex with your bae? Let me break it down for you.

According to a study done by SuperDrug, about 48 percent of women and 42 percent of men would prefer to have sex a few times a week. You can see the stats below:


Basically, in a perfect world, men and women would prefer to have sex a few times over the course of seven days. There is a small percentage of men and women who would want to have sex multiple times a day, but that’s all personal preference. But…if you’re not having sex every week, does that mean you have a terrible sex life? NOPE!

According to the same study, sex isn’t as important in a relationship as you might think. 95 percent of women and 84 percent of men said that love was more important than sex when it comes to their relationships: sex

Just because a certain percentage of people want to have sex multiple times a week does not mean that you should do the same. If you and your partner DO, then that’s great! If sex every day makes you happy, then go for it. If sex once a month makes you happy, then stick to that! Basically: there is not a certain amount of times you should be having sex. I know you might feel pressured from society to have an amazing sex life with multiple one night stands a week and a few romantic partners, but it is totally up to you.

So here is the answer: how often you should be having sex is 100 percent based on your preference. There is no rulebook when it comes to your sex life, so you can do it as little or as often as you like. The one thing to always keep in mind is that sex should be fun, and if it ever starts feeling like a chore, then you should reevaluate your situation. No matter what your partner wants, you have to think about what is best for you!


What do you think of this study? Tell us in the comments!

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  • Sargam Nagda

    few times a week sound good to me