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How often is sex needed?

Asked by rb27 (1points) May 12th, 2008 from iPhone
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xxporkxsodaxx's avatar

Once if successful and repeat for multiple children.

Breefield's avatar

As often as possible.

bulbatron9's avatar


Bigtechdude's avatar

Tell my wife sex is needed. Please!!!!

ninjaxmarc's avatar

men: 3–5 times a day
women: 3–5 times a month

Bub's avatar

It’s kind of a personal preference…

theloveprophet's avatar

How often is it wanted?

chaosrob's avatar

Once every 3,000 miles, I think, but you should probably check your owner’s manual.

psyla's avatar

Either twice daily or once a month depending on how often you feel compelled to interrupt your thoughtstream with making personal comments about your sexuality. If your stream of thoughts is not constantly interrupted, once a month will suffice.

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hsrsmith's avatar

According to–8.aspx:

“How often is often enough?

In the film Annie Hall, a disappointed Woody Allen tells his psychiatrist that he and Annie have sex “hardly ever, maybe three times a week.” Annie, however, sees it differently – she tells her psychiatrist they do it “constantly, I’d say three times a week.”

Levels of sexual desire can fluctuate, and are affected by many things – stress, fatigue, hormonal changes, aging, or a difference in sexual energy and drive between you and your partner. But when your sex drive is higher than your partners and your partner is telling you “not tonight”, it’s worthwhile to examine what the reasons might be:

* Life isn’t always a bowl of cherries. Unusually high levels of stress on the job, major life events such as a death in the family, a move to a new home or financial setbacks could all contribute to a reduced sexual appetite. But remember, sexual expression of some kind might be the best possible release for you when you’re under stress.
* Medications can play havoc with our bodies. Antidepressants, antihypertensives, alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs – all of these can affect on your sex drive. Talk to your physician and your pharmacist about any side-effects you experience, and don’t be shy about mentioning what effect these may be having on your sex life. Sometimes a change in dosage is all that’s needed to solve the problem.
* Aging – hey, it happens to the best of us. It doesn’t mean the end of sex. What it does mean is that aging affects our body and may have some impact on our libidos. Hormonal changes in both men and women may change sexual desire, and chronic health conditions such as arthritis or backache may worsen as we age, making it difficult to summon much enthusiasm for sex.
* Exhaustion – Sexual energy has been described as the energy you have left over after all the activities of the day..It’s hardly surprising that many busy professional couples with kids have little energy left at the end of the day!

Discussing the subject openly and honestly is the best way to address the situation – and communicating outside the bedroom first is the key.

Don’t make it a fight. Don’t use guilt. And don’t let pride get in the way.”

delirium's avatar

I gave a quote a while ago about how often masturbation was needed. Does that count? If so… I’ll repost it.

psyla's avatar

Please repost it but make sure the grammar is correct.

delirium's avatar

No need to be such a dick.

psyla's avatar

The use of insults that refer to sexual anatomy can increase one’s need for sex. Um, that comment was a fragment, but it did make me horny nonetheless. Yes! Please repost your comment about masturbation!

kevbo's avatar

All things being equal, a man who has sex twice a week will live three years longer than a man who has sex once a week according to the You: The Owner’s Manual author.

This was during a Colbert interview so it must be true.

bulbatron9's avatar

@del You can dish it out, but you can’t take it? I remember you jumpin’ my ass about some grammar! Best of luck!

@ psyla Well done!

Trance24's avatar

How often is a question of preference. But I do think it is needed, to keep that relationship alive. If you are not involved with a relationship, that is what good friends are for. Sex relieves a lot of stress. And lets face it we all have a lot of that in our lives. But I am not saying go around with random individuals.

delirium's avatar

I can take it. She was being foolish and following me around reposting snotty things about grammar like a puppy nipping at my heels. I ignored her at first, but seeing as the behavior continued, I acknowledged it with a simple light rude word to express my disapproval.

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