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What do you get when you ask 26,000 anonymous Americans about their sex lives?
Honest answers about how often they do it.
Volunteers responded to questions about their sex lives since 1989 for sex researchers, who analyzed the data to try to determine how often the average person has sex.
One thing they found was that no matter the age, gender, or wealth of the person, overall, people are having less sex than they did 10 years ago.
The study, published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, also found that that Americans had sex nine fewer times each year from 2010 to 2014 compared to 2000 to 2004.
Those that were married or living with a partner, had sex 16 fewer times a year than the decade prior.
So what’s with the lack of sex?
There are more single people having less sex, reports the study. That, in addition to married couples also having less sex, led to overall less sex for everybody.
By the numbers:
People in their 20s said they had sex more than 80 ties a year, 45-year-olds 60 times a year, and 65-year-olds 20 times a year.
They also found that the happiest couples kept their numbers low, but regular, having sex once a week.
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