In essence, what they really want to know is: "Am I normal? For this question, the Australian Study of Health and Relationships , released in provides some answers. According to this study, people in heterosexual relationships have sex an average of 1. Australians in their 60s' have sex an average of once a week. Even so, averages mean that there are some people above and some people below any given number.
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Think again. W e owe a lot to the sex lives of Greeks. Ancient Greece gave us the origins of the names and concepts for homosexuality, homophobia and nymphomania, as well as narcissism and pederasty. The Romans talked freely to each other in toilets and were equally community-minded when it came to sex, with a reputation for lasciviousness and orgies. Georgians, we believe, were smutty, and Victorians were prudes and hypocrites.
The truth about sex: we are not getting enough
When it comes to your libido it's a case of use it or lose it. Feeling stressed, irritable and finding it hard to concentrate? You might not be having enough sex. That might seem a lot to some, and others may well have passed that number a while ago, but one thing is for sure, everyone has the odd dry patch.
This is not about exploitation. We might stereotype a bit here as typically men have a higher desire than women. A recent study looked at what factors had an impact on the sexual desire of women in long term relationships. When the women from this study observed their spouses putting effort into the relationship, it made them more likely to want to engage in sexual activity.