How Long Most Married Couples Go Without Sex, According To New Study

Can you guess?

Yikes! A sexual dry spell. It happens to the best of us. I mean, I’ve been in a consistent relationship for YEARS, and we still go through dry spells, even though we sleep in the same bed every night.

Whether you’re single and playing the field or you’ve been married for decades, sexual dry spells can happen to anyone. Sometimes, you don’t even realize until it’s too late that it’s been months since you’ve rolled around in the sheets with someone new.

Want to know how to fix a dry spell? Why do couples have them and what can they do with all of that sexless time on their hands?  Superdrug conducted a survey of 1,500 Americans and Europeans to find out the answers.

When Was The Last Time You Had Sex?

The very first order of business in this survey was to find out how long it had been since participants last had sex.

Women and men who were married or in a long-term relationship said that it had been a week, on average, since they had sex.

As expected, people with a significant other had more access to sex on a regular basis.

Single people said that it was about two months since last having sex, while divorced participants said that it had been up to three years.

There was actually one person who went 27 years without having sex. Both European and American men and women went about two weeks on average without having sex, while American men were more often to go without sex for a month.

Generational Dry Spells

When looking at different generations, the average time without sex differed. Baby Boomers and GenX-ers, went without sex for two months on average. However, there was one Baby Boomer who went 12 years without doing the deed and a GenX-er who hadn’t done it in 24 years.

Millennials were the least likely to go without sex for long periods of time. On average, millennials waited a month or less to have sex. For one person in this generation, the wait time was nine years.

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