What is a normal sex life?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-23-2013
What is a normal sex life?
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Tue, 01-29-2013 - 10:02am

My bf and I have been discussing sex and he says normal couples have sex once a week. I say it's far more than that and would guess 3 or 4 times unless there are some kind of problem. I'm just curious as to what everyone else has to say about it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-01-2012
Tue, 01-29-2013 - 11:51am

Not to be glib or anything, but I think normal is different to each couple. Normal in my book, would be when the mood strikes... it could be a couple or three times a week or a couple times a day! Sex should be a pleasure, not a duty or a check on a to-do list. But just once a week -- to me personally...  maybe when I'm in my 90s! Undecided

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
Mon, 02-04-2013 - 11:54am

I know couples that have sex once a year and others a few times a week. I think there is not really any set "norm" for having sex.

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 1:11pm

Normal is going to be different for everyone.  My DH thinks at least once a day is normal and optimal.  Frankly, other than the week right around the time I am ovulating, I am perfectly fine with it only being once or twice a month, I really just don't get the urge all that much, but then I have 2 kids 5 and under and work full time, so there just isn't much energy to have it IMO.  Before kids, I was perfectly fine with it being once a week.  Its more an issue if one part of the relationship is feeling neglicted i that area, or the other one is feeling pressured.

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