When it comes to sexual frequency and wellness, are you satisfied? Surveys say yes but the recommended frequency may be shocking.
There’s much to be said about passion and lust. Beyond love, it is what people crave in their inner fantasies. They are the roots of satisfying wellness as well as underlying depression. A study on sexual frequency and wellness has shown that less sex is more satisfying.
Based on repetitive surveys of different surveys, the authors surmised that sexual frequency and well-being had a positive correlation along a linear scale. The conclusions seemed to indicate that sexual frequency is no longer significantly associated with well-being at a frequency of greater than once a week in long-term personal relationships. Up to once a week may be just as well.
In Woody Allen’s Annie Hall, the couple began psychotherapy sessions as the relationship soured. When asked about sexual frequency, Annie Hall noted (with exasperation) “at least 3 times per week”. Woody’s male character responded. “No more than 3-times per week.” The study concluded that in long-term relationships, couples reported more satisfaction with their relationships as sexual frequency increased up to once per week. More than that is not always better.
Sex therapists and psychologists tend to report that most couple counseling (among physically healthy couples) complain about sexual frequency or the repetitive Not Tonight Syndrome
. The syndrome may actually be bound to other factors said and not said in couples from their 20 to their 50s. Therapists tend to target those communication failures as a means of finding resolve. Most admit success is often very limited. When it comes to sexual frequency and wellness the goal of UP TO once-a-week sex may be a more suitable goal.
Beyond 50, the Viagra years, sexual frequencies decline from weeks to years. When men are asked about sexual frequency over the past year, many say at least once. More women than men admit no sexual activity. Life and perspective changes, declining health and other changes seem to contribute to living with dramatic reduced sexual frequency among those over 60.
AARP and many other organizations studying people from 45 and higher are finding reports on surveys reporting sexual frequencies of once a month to once a week. Their websites often feature articles and blogs discussing sex toys and dynamics of elder relationships.
Menopause and appearance often are gauges that help determine sexual interests and activities among women. A proliferation of over 60 sex books keep appearing on Amazon. Sexual frequency and wellness may find more academic studies targeting seniors.
Interestingly, readership of an archived article of mine continues to keep it in demand.
Declining energies with age seem to be redefining sexual activity among seniors. New erotic bestsellers and movies seem to be adding kink interests to senior sexual activities, according to surveys among women. It becomes mind over matter. Senior sex seems to be alive and well as many seniors adapt and integrate new activities into sexual parametric libraries.
Among active people over 60, increasing numbers of couples (responding to surveys) report that they have at least one sexual experience per week and are very happy. That is quite a difference from the expected normal of once a year.
Of course sexual frequency doesn’t always account for overall wellness and sprightly moods. There are many issues and adversities that account for individual moods, behaviors, and conditions. While weekly sexual frequency and wellness correlate positively, monthly may be just fine too.
Surveys do leave incomplete pictures of large groups. Of 10,000, there may only be about 5% respondents. Why are they responding to the survey? Since Kinsey, when it comes to answering questions like sexual frequency and wellness, surveys provide a clue of a wider picture.
Sexual frequency and wellness may go together. Past notions seem to have passed. Integrated in many ways and styles, sexual frequency and wellness reportedly correlate to more conservative and revolutionary approaches. Three or more times per week may have some cardiovascular benefits but only continue as lust and passion dominate over intimacy and durability. Are you happy? Are you well? Does your sexual frequency contribute to that?