Sex is something we all want (well most of us anyway) but rarely get in the quantity we want. For some of us, we are getting too little, but many others are, apparently, getting too much.
And while in pop culture, men's libido -- particularly young men's -- is legendary, in real life, not all young men want more sex. An Australian study showed that 12 percent of men ages 16 to 24 wanted less sex. And while that number may seem low, it was the highest proportion of any age group of the various men surveyed. That means that young men, those great conquest-seekers, are not so much.
For all us married ladies, the news wasn't so good. The older men (35-44) most likely to be married and in long-term relationships still wanted more sex. In fact, 57 percent said they weren't getting enough while only 28 percent of women said the same thing and 14 percent of women in that age group said they wanted less.
I kind of get it, too.
In an ideal world, we would all have the perfect balance and get exactly the amount of sex that we want and need, but in real life, it's not realistic. And while men seem willing to deal with the sacrifices to make sex happen more often, many women are just too tired or we would rather attend a yoga class, go for a run, or do something physical by ourselves than get messy and have sex.
Obviously, this discrepancy doesn't apply to everyone, but I see it personally among my friends and people I know, and this study only confirms it.
It's a shame, really, and all those young men taking sex for granted ought to rethink their position (no pun intended). In about a decade, they will be wishing 12 percent of them could "want less sex."
Ah, kids today. They have no perspective ...
Does this study apply to your sex life?
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