By now you know that while, yes, sex is a lot of fun, it’s also a big part of keeping you healthy! To help celebrate Valentine’s Day today, Durex and British retailer Littlewoods conducted two sex surveys to see what people’s habits were and basically how you can get busy more. Some interesting tidbits below:
- It might be time to skip the champagne and pick up some sheets instead. Littlewoods found that people who decorated their bedroom with purple bedding or furniture have sex 3.49 times each week, compared to the average 1.8 times each week of those with a gray bedroom decor. Sounds like a fun home improvement project for your next date night, right?
- The bedroom is getting boring: Almost 75 percent of American adults have done the deed in an adventurous location.
- Top spots that seem like a good idea in theory but never really work out include the shower (38 percent), backseat of a car (25 percent) and on a beach (21 percent).
- When asked for the top dream destination for a sexy rendezvous, women answered the Eiffel Tower (33 percent) while men said the West Wing of the White House (31 percent)!
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I watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo, but I won’t be taking sex life advice from the ladies anytime soon. Camille Grammer talked on The View about how she and soon-to-be ex-husband Kelsey haven’t had sex for two years. Meanwhile, her cast-mate Lisa Vanderpump joked on the reality show’s recent reunion that she only has sex with her hubby Ken three times a year.
“Ideally you shouldn’t let your frequency fall below three times a week*,” says Eric Braverman, M.D., professor of integrative medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City and author of Younger (Sexier) You in our February issue. The reason: having sex regularly is linked with heaps of health benefits. It busts stress and can even alleviate pain and boost immunity. (*Solo missions count.)
Busy lives intervene with getting busy, of course. But just like with your workouts, it’s good to have goals. And sometimes it helps to schedule it in!