Experts say that sex once per week is a common baseline. Of course, that statistic depends slightly on age: 40- and 50-year-olds tend to fall around that baseline, while 20- to 30-year olds tend to average around twice a week.
However, Dr. Peter Kanaris, a clinical psychologist and sex therapist based in Smithtown, New York, warns that couples shouldn't rely on the average as a metric for their own sex lives. He's seen couples on every part of the sex spectrum, from those who have little to no sex to couples who have sex 12 to 14 times a week.
"What's actually more important than for couples to get caught up in some statistical norm to match themselves to that is to look at this from a perspective of sexual satisfaction," he told USA TODAY. "If a couple is sexually satisfied, then that's the goal."
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