Many factors can influence how often people have sex. Relationship status, health, and age can all play a role. As the relationship progresses, the rate might slow down. If they are busy with work or childcare, they might not have as much time for sex as they used to. Much depended on whether the respondents were single, partnered, or married.
Objectives To examine the relation between health and several dimensions of sexuality and to estimate years of sexually active life across sex and health groups in middle aged and older adults. Main outcome measures Sexual activity, quality of sexual life, interest in sex, and average remaining years of sexually active life, referred to as sexually active life expectancy. Results Overall, men were more likely than women to be sexually active, report a good quality sex life, and be interested in sex. These gender differences increased with age and were greatest among the 75 to 85 year old group:
We worry far too much about whether we're having the "right" amount of sex. We worry that our sex drive is too low — or too high. We worry that a change in our sex life means something has gone horribly wrong in our relationship. But we really shouldn't worry because how often you have sex depends on you and your relationship.
What a great question. I'm sure it's one many women think about but few have the courage to actually ask. Here is the most important thing you need to know: There is no such thing as a "normal" amount of sex. Sex is a very individualized thing.