How Much Sex Is Too Much? Here’s What Experts Say

Originally Published on November 20, 2020 Sexual Health | By Claire Gillespie

The average adult has sex 54 times a year (once a week, basically, with a few extras thrown in), according to a study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior in 2017. If your personal average is a lot higher, you might be wondering, how much sex is too much—and what are the repercussions of having too much sex, anyway?

Let us put your mind at ease, with help from Rebecca C. Brightman, MD, assistant clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive medicine at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Health System in New York City. “The definition of frequent sex is variable and if it feels good and doesn’t hurt, then sex at any frequency is okay,” Dr. Brightman tells Health. In other words, get your freak on to your heart’s content as long as you’re not experiencing any adverse effects.

However, it does help to know some signs that you should maybe give your body some respite from sex—your own personal “too much” warnings, if you like. | | | Next → |

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