Last Updated 23 | 11 | 2012 at 16:00

Lifestyle / Sex & Relationships

SEX: Can there be too much of a good thing...?

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Sex, sex, sex, sex, sex. It’s everywhere: it’s the voice over in the food advert on TV, it’s the thing that never leaves our mind, it’s each and every person in this world. Sex is ubiquitous and we all love having it.

But can we ever get too much of it?

In the name of research, the DI-VE team caught up with a handful of couples to ask them how much sex they have and what they consider to be too much and not enough - ouch. These are their stories:

  • “My boyfriend and I have sex every opportunity we get, which can be anything from six times a week to none. We still live with our parents and having some alone time indoors is rather difficult. We do it in the car sometimes but it’s not as comfortable. I’d say anything less than four times a week is too little. Too much? That doesn’t exist, surely!” - Marina, 21 and Jurgen, 22.
  • “I’ve been with my girlfriend for almost 10 years, we don’t live together but we’ve both flown the nest. At the beginning of our relationship we used to have sex a minimum of four times a week, sometimes even three times a day, but now I’m lucky if I get her to have sex twice in the same week. I would say that that’s too little. I’m not the man I used to be in my mid-thirties though, so I probably couldn’t have it three times a day anymore either!” Charlie, 44 and Jess, 37.
  • “My husband and I have been married for over thirty years. We’ve had four kids together, and unfortunately there was a point where sex just didn’t seem to be on our minds. Ever since our youngest started spending a lot of time out of the house, though, our sex-life has flourished again. We’re not young bunnies but we have it a healthy two to three times a week. I think most men think that’s not enough, but they are insatiable. I’m sure my husband wouldn’t mind having sexual intercourse every day; but that’s too much in my opinion.” Carmen, 54 and Freddie, 58.
  • “I met my girlfriend a few months ago. We took it slow at first but then we started frolicking and we’ve recently had sex for the first time. It was awesome, I really enjoyed it. The only problem is that I’m more into the foreplay and she’s more into the actual shagging! We try to compromise by doing both every time we get down and dirty... Can’t really complain, I think? I don’t know! I’m always up for it, anyway!” Quentin, 19 and Tatiana, 18.
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