Brits don't have as much sex as we'd like, and our sex drives do diminish as we age, survey says

64 per cent of Brits said they would wish to have sex at least a few times a month, something only 38 per cent achieved

Louis Dore
Monday 22 June 2015 11:05
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As a nation, we don’t have as much sex as we would like, a survey has (somewhat unsurprisingly) confirmed.

In a poll of 1523 people by YouGov, 64 per cent of Britons said they would wish to have sex at least a few times a month. The same sample said that only 38 per cent had sex at least a few times a month.

In addition, 10 per cent said they wished to have sex every day, a goal which only 1 per cent admitted reaching.

The survey also confirmed that among Britons desire for sex, and regularity of having sex, diminishes with age.

Only 24 per cent of over 60s said they had sex more than a few times a year, despite 50 per cent desiring to. This compared to 44 per cent of 18-24 year olds having sex with this frequency, and 73 per cent wanting sex more than a few times a year.

The survey of 1523 people also showed that on the whole, men desire sex slightly more frequently than women do, and claim to have more sex than women do.

A far larger proportion of women said they didn't wish to answer the questions on the survey than men did. 33 per cent of women said they didn't wish to disclose how often they had sex, compared to only 21 per cent of men.

A recent survey of 2,300 adults also revealed that 68 per cent of women and 63 per cent of men have dated someone whose sex drive was not compatible with their own.

Over half of men reported that their sexual desire was constant, while 36 per cent of women said it was affected by their mood.

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