often do normal married people have sex?
from Dr. Andrew D. Atwood, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
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is a quote from Newsweek Magazine. If your question is as
simple and straightforward as it seems, this should be the
statistical evidence would seem to show everything is fine.
Married couples say they have sex 68.5 times a year, or slightly
more than once a week, according to a 2002 study by the highly
respected National Opinion Research Center at the University
of Chicago, and the NORC numbers haven't changed much over
the past 10 years. At least according to what people tell
researchers, DINS are most likely an urban myth: working women
appear to have sex just as often as their stay-at-home counterparts.
And for what it's worth, married people have 6.9 more sexual
encounters a year than people who have never been married.
After all, you can't underestimate the value of having an
(occasionally) willing partner conveniently located in bed
next to you. (Newsweek Magazine 6/30/03)
course, the numbers refer to sexual intercourse. I would prefer
to think that married people have a sexual encounter with
each other every day. In fact, many times every day. It is
a look, a touch, a word… an embrace. It is a shared
activity. It is a way of being together that evokes connection
without control, closeness without compromise.
Solutions for Your Sexless Marriage is
the BIG, 173 page eBook written by Dr. Atwood. The companion
volume is You Can Save Your
Marriage. You can find both at www.HopefulSolutions.net.
Dr. Andrew D. Atwood, LMFT. 534 Fountain St. NE, Grand Rapids,
MI 49503 - Voice 616.456.1178 - Email DrAtwood@HopefulSolutions.net.
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