Subscriber Account active since. Have you ever wondered if the amount of sex you're having is normal? It's completely natural to have insecurities around how much sex you and a partner engage in. But, it's important to keep in mind each relationship is different, with varying sexual needs.
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In a supportive relationship, there are many benefits to having more sex. Higher rates of sexual activity are linked to positive changes, such as lower blood pressure, reduced stress, greater intimacy , and even a lower divorce rate. A study found that general well-being is associated with sexual frequency, but only to an extent. One sexual encounter per week is fairly consistent with the current average.