John Malouff does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Australians report having sex once or twice a week, on average. Some people may incorrectly report their sexual frequency, either by mistake or on purpose. What do we mean by sex? Read more: What's the point of sex? It's good for your physical, social and mental health.
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Health Check: how often do people have sex?
Many factors can influence how often people have sex. Relationship status, health, and age can all play a role. As the relationship progresses, the rate might slow down. If they are busy with work or childcare, they might not have as much time for sex as they used to. Much depended on whether the respondents were single, partnered, or married. This was the highest rate in this age category. Thirteen percent of single men age 70 and older had sex a few times per month to weekly.