Sex in Long-Term Relationships Basically Sucks

Sex in Long-Term Relationships Basically Sucks

According to a new Australian study, via the New York Times, if you are married, living with a partner, and/or in a relationship, chances are good that you are somewhat discontented with your sex life. Not all of you, mind you. Long-term relationships can be good, too, and even sexy! (Or so we hear.) But 54 percent of men and 42 percent of women were unhappy with the frequency of sex with their long-term partner. Men, predictably, thought they weren't having it enough; two-thirds of women thought they weren't, and a third said they were having too much.

73 percent of those polled were married, and 60 percent had been with their partner for at least 10 years. Not surprisingly, those unhappy with sex frequency were also unhappier with their overall relationships.

Info to know:

Men ages 35 to 44 who had been with a woman for six years or longer were the most likely to be unhappy with how often they had sex.

If you're a woman with a man in that bracket, you should probably talk with him about it constantly. That's the key to good sex. Communication!

The good news: It wasn't that couples didn't find each other attractive, exactly...they just had too much else to do. Priorities! People not in long-term relationships who were having sex anyway were far too busy to take this survey.

Sex and the Long-Term Relationship [NYT]


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