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Moggy72 Sun 08-Dec-13 13:21:13

Ok girls - how often do you and your DP have sex? I've been married for 16 years and have three kids. DH would probably be happy with 5 times a week. We settle for between 2-3 times a week, which is still more than I would like. It causes issues and is starting to bother me. I have a low inclination to have regular sex .... But admit I do enjoy it when I get going.

CailinDana Sun 08-Dec-13 13:25:58

It doesn't matter how often other people have it, you are not required to keep up with some sort of standard.
What issues is it causing?

YouStayClassySanDiego Sun 08-Dec-13 13:26:03

Since I started working full time it's about once a week.

Married 22 years and three teenage ds's and to be honest we're both flat out about 5 minutes after getting into bed and we go to bed before the boys.

Sleepyhoglet Sun 08-Dec-13 20:40:23

Why does it matter? When we feel like it. There is no set routine. With us both having hard jobs with long hours it isn't that frequent. However I don't think this means we have any issues. Eg when we are on holiday we have sex every day.

lifehasafunnywayofhelpinguout Sun 08-Dec-13 20:40:39

Since you ask 3 days a week but at the very least 3 times in the one session so at least 9 times which I suppose would equate to more that once a day, but I would say to you "Do not compare yourself to other people. A lot of people seem to think sex is a competition and it is not. xx

TheGinLushMinion Sun 08-Dec-13 20:59:15

Don't compare your sex life with others, it's never a good thing.

My own ebs & flows, sometimes we're all over each other-other times we can go a week or so without any, it isn't an issue.

You should both be happy & able to discuss the subject.

MajesticWhine Sun 08-Dec-13 21:35:14

er, less than you Moggy. Been married 20+ years. But I wish I was getting a bit more. I have a DP who is not that bothered, and makes me feel a bit like a sex pest. Which would you prefer?

LittlePeaPod Sun 08-Dec-13 21:46:44

DH and I have always had similar appetite so normally have sex every day unless one of us is working away, we are running late or extremely tired because can both work very long hours. However I am 36+3 and getting a lot of strong BH so recently its down to about 3 times a week, which really bothers me.. I miss been intimately close to DH.

I do agree with those posters that say dont compare yourself to others. There is no right or wrong with regards how often you have sex. It's down to each couple. DH and I are lucky we have a similar appetite.

Moggy72 Sun 08-Dec-13 21:58:39

I was more curious - than comparing myself to others !
Majesticwhine - I think i make my husband feel like a bit of a sex pest !!

Fairylea Sun 08-Dec-13 22:01:31

We are totally random... sometimes weeks without if both knackered and stressed and sometimes everyday for a week or so. It totally depends !

LadyInDisguise Sun 08-Dec-13 22:09:00

If that helps the latest study seem to say that in average women have sex once a week, compared to 3 times a week about 10 years ago.

What is important is if you and your DH are happy about the frequency. I think lot of cuddles and being 'touchy' is just as important as having sex and if you never do any of those then maybe having sex regularly is important? Dunno

Unlikelyamazonian Sun 08-Dec-13 23:35:41


Twinklestein Sun 08-Dec-13 23:39:50

OP I think you should only have sex when you want it. If your husband feels like a bit of a sex pest, it's probably because he's pestering you for sex... If it bothers you, say so.

LittlePeaPod Mon 09-Dec-13 09:00:01


I think lot of cuddles and being 'touchy' is just as important as having sex and if you never do any of those then maybe having sex regularly is important?

That's a big generalisation! DH and I have lots of sex and enjoy that sexual intimacy. However that is nota replacement for the affection (cuddles, kisses etc.) and intimacy outside the bedroom. We are both very tactile. Just because we have high sex drives and have lots of sex doesn't mean that we are someone compensating for a lack of intimacy outside the bedroom. Every couple is different. We are lucky that we are similar in that department.

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