This article was last updated on June 18, 2022
Back in March, 2009, the CBC presented an attention getting headline, "Kids, go to the store: poll says thrice weekly sex saves marriages". In this article, they talked of a poll conducted by a British firm called Confetti whose business is wedding planning. The company asked 3,000 adults married 10 years or longer to give their take of what makes up a successful long-term relationship and the consensus was this list of 4, 3, 3, 2, 2.
Of course, some of the comments to the story are amusing.
Doug: 2-1-1-1-2 would be more realistic for me after 38 years of marriage.
KimmieB: i got the numbers right just not in the same order…..1 time every 3 months….LOL
spaceman: Damn, my wife told me it was 3 times a YEAR !
johnp3: I believe that a couple that baths together stays together. If you can stay upset with your wife naked in a bath-tub, you are having troubles.
leftorbust: Cool I guess this is why my marriage is a smashing success, we do it 3 times a year whether we need to or not!!!…………….Oh, wait, that’s 3 times week????………….No, that must be a typo……..
UbiquitousOne: Men are like linoleum flooring. If you lay it/him right the first time you can walk all over it/him the rest of your life!
Wikipedia states: In America, the average frequency of sexual intercourse for married couples is 2 to 3 times a week.
Wow, 2 to 3 times per week? According to The Kinsey Institute there are differences as one moves from age group to age group.
According to Kinsey:
Nearly all Americans marry during their lifetime, yet close to half of all first marriages are expected to end in separation or divorce, many within a few years and subsequent marriages are even more likely to end.
Do I really have a final word? [chuckles] There seems to be advice galore on making it work but the stats seem to show that we are failing to make it work a lot of the time. Obviously we must be introducing a few zeros in our 4, 3, 3, 2, 2. That’s a few missing kisses, cuddles and romantic dinners. One plus one equals two but a few 3’s and a four could keep the two a two instead of seeing two minus one.
Read more at http://wqebelle.blogspot.com/2010/12/sex-43322.html
CBC: Kids, go to the store: poll says thrice weekly sex saves marriages – March 4, 2009
About.Com: Marital Sex Statistics
DUXEX: Frequency of Sex vs. Satisfaction Levels
The Kinsey Institute: FAQ: Frequency of Sex
StatsCan: Number of divorces and divorce rate, 1968 to 2003