How much sex should we have? That is a good question. Most of the time, it’s answered in the context of how little you can get away with. The quote is usually something like “There is no normal. Some couples only have sex once a month.” That doesn’t sound healthy to me.
On the positive side, I came across the following quiz question from Dr. Mehmet Oz. According to Wikipedia, he is a well respected and recognized medical authority. Here is the question and his answer:
According to Dr. Oz, how often should you have sex?
A) Once a week
B) Twice a week
C) 10 times a month
D) 200 times a year or more
The correct answer is D.
“If you have more than 200 orgasms a year, you can reduce your physiologic age by six years,” Dr. Oz says. He bases the number on a study done at Duke University that surveyed people on the amount and quality of sex they had. “They looked at what happened to folks that are having a lot of intercourse over time, and the fact is, it correlated.”
Among the benefits of having sex often, Dr. Oz says, is that it can prove that your body is functioning as it is supposed to. “But in addition, having sex with someone that you care for deeply is one of the ways we achieve that Zen experience that we all crave as human beings,” he says. “It’s really a spiritual event for folks when they’re with someone they love and they can consummate it with sexual activity … seems to offer some survival benefit.”
Now that Is my idea of a longevity plan. I think that would work for me. I have been telling my wife since the beginning of our marriage that I would like 4 or 5 days out of 7. I’ll keep working on it.