“The majority of people in the study would prefer more sex than they’ve been having. What we’re seeing is that there is quite a gap between a person’s ideal frequency of sex and what they manage to achieve in their relationships.’’— said Anthony Smith, deputy director of the Australian Research Center in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University in Melbourne.
Professor Smith and his fellow researchers surveyed 3,240 men and 3,304 women in long-term relationships about their satisfaction with their sex lives and discovered — wait for it — people say they aren’t gettin’ it enough. Specifically, 54 percent of the men surveyed and 42 percent of the women said they were unhappy with the frequency of sex in their relationships. So, if all these people are almost equally unhappy and they’re in relationships with each other, why aren’t they doing something about it?
“The real issue here, I think, is that couples are not finding enough time for sex,’’ said Dr. Smith. “I don’t think you can keep forcing more and more activities in people’s lives and still expect them to take the time it takes to have sex, let alone good-quality sex.”
So, put the laundry down, ladies and gents. Turn off the TV. Your taxes can wait ’til tomorrow. Dr. Smith says it’s time to get busy. [via NYTimes]