Think great sex ends in your twenties? Midlifers, don’t despair—research says you’re just reaching your prime when it comes to your sex life.
Recently, online platform Happify put forward a simple (but important!) question: When do people have the best sex of their lives? Their results might surprise you. According to people in their 50s and 60s, the best sex of their lives happened in their 40s, and specifically at the age of 46. (By the way, this is what you need to know about sex in your 40s.)
Unfortunately, the peak age for sex also has a significant downside. Happify reports that on average, people have to wait 13 years after losing their virginity before having the best sex of their lives. But here’s the good news: Age aside, nearly half of all couples said the best sex of their lives was with their current partner. So choose your companion with care, especially as you reach the highly anticipated age of 46.
The roundup also found that older couples that have regular sex are happier than those who do it less often. Curious about your hormonal happiness? Tell us your age, and we can guess how much sex you’re having each year.
That’s not to say, however, that a daily dose of sex is the key to relationship satisfaction. (Although this is the best time of day to have sex.) Couples that fool around once a week are the happiest on average, Happify says. And once a week just happens to be the magic number of times you need to have sex to increase longevity! The ordinary American has sex just two to three times a month, including both married and single people. So if you’re not doing it every day, you’re definitely not alone.
Still, for those who aren’t feeling the love(making)—regardless of your age—here’s how to improve your sex life in just one day.
[Source: Women’s Health]