Average person has sex 117 days out of their life

    I stumbled across an older article (2016) where a study was discussing how much time people spend doing various things. The determined the average person lives for 25,915 days.

    Out of that, we have sex for only 117 days of it. The math says that .45 percent of our life…Not even a WHOLE percent! Yes we devote SO much time to it, thinking about it, preparing for it, arguing about it…I’m sure none of that was in the .45 percent!

    Compare that to the 41% (7,709) days) we spend looking at a technological device or the 180 days we spend exercising (.69%) Ugh…to think I exercise more than I have sex…Yuck!!

    They used the average session of sex as 5.5 Minutes, which puts the total times having sex at just over 30,000.  Do you think you’re above or below the average?

    I’m pretty sure I’m below…lemme see…I was 25 When I started having sex or 8,202 days old from our Honeymoon. That leaves 17,713 days left (so they say). We’ve averaged once a month most of our marriage, so 17,713 divided by 12 equals 1,476 sexual encounters…Holy Cow are we behind!

    The statistics from 2016 are really, really sad.

    Let’s all do our part to improve those numbers!!!

    on November 26, 2019.
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      I see a lot of comparison going on in this thread. From personal experience, comparing your sex life with some arbitrary standard, or with others, can lead you straight to your own private hell. Our sex life is great, when it happens, and when my wife isn’t so overtired that she can’t enjoy it herself and is doing it just to take care of me, but I wish it happened a little more often. Just a little more often.

      Queen bed Answered on November 26, 2019.

      I am consistently comparing our sex life with others. I rarely post about it, though. Has definitely led to my own private hell, can’t disagree there.

      With others who live with an extremely low desire spouse, it can be helpful to let it out. Not compare, but commiserate together and encourage one another.

      on November 27, 2019.
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        Sex 30,000 times? Over 50 years, that is 600 times a year. Even if we include masturbation from the horny teen years that seems high.

        And 5.5 minutes? Is that just intercourse?

        California King Answered on November 25, 2019.
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          Definitely, modern life, work and technology have stolen our sex lives… TMB included :).

          In the time we have spent here, in all of our posts, replies, reading posts from others, I wonder how much sex we could have had instead, and how many Os…

          But TMB has its good side too, good to see other opinions on some topics. The good thing here is that I feel there are many genuine Xtian ppl.

          Double bed Answered on November 25, 2019.
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            I wonder what the percentage of the time having sex is compared the time you actually have with your spouse.

            My brain is a little fried but if a couple only has a couple of hours (120 minutes) in the evening, and 20 minutes is used having sex, that’s spending over 16+% of your time having sex. That’s more than a tithe 😉

            Under the stars Answered on November 25, 2019.
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              I finally found a CLEAN URL for this article…does EVERY website have to add some chic in her underwear unbuttoning some dudes pants???

              https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/reebok-survey-humans-spend-less-than-one-percent-of-life-on-physical-fitness-300261752.html#continue-jump

              On the floor Answered on November 26, 2019.
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                I don’t like those statistics, but they are what they are. Fortunately, I have sex with my wife for way longer than 5.5 minutes on average – probably somewhere between 30-45 minutes every time we have sex unless it’s a “quickie” and we are in a rush.

                Queen bed Answered on November 25, 2019.
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                  Taking something as wonderful as sex and ruining it with math? What a shame! 😀

                  My first thought is that if we replace some of the exercise with sex, maybe the number of days for both would increase, since sex burns a lot of calories and is a whole lot more fun! 😉

                  Under the stars Answered on November 25, 2019.

                  I am definitely an English person. Math for me is a whole lot like plunging a clogged toilet. I can do what needs doing when necessary, but I sure wouldn’t choose to spend my time that way. 😉

                  on November 25, 2019.

                  Math for me is a whole lot like plunging a clogged toilet. I can do what needs doing when necessary, but I sure wouldn’t choose to spend my time that way.

                  Just have to say: Best quote ever about math!!  (I am much more English/History/Psychology/Theology–anything but math!!)  🙂

                  on November 26, 2019.

                  Me too!

                  By the way, there was a comment between my “answer” and my first “comment”, and it vanished. I noticed it because my Recent Activity showed this answer was voted down, which seemed pretty random since it was over a month old. I have that song from one of the Toy Story movies running through my head…strange things are happenin’. 😉

                  on December 27, 2019.
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                    Interesting but rather nerdy.  Does the arousal and refractory periods count in the total makeup of time devoted to sex in a lifetime.  If it does then that would easily increase those numbers.

                    On the floor Answered on November 25, 2019.
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                      The math is easier with a weekly number. We average around 20 minutes per session and about 3 times per week lately so that’s one hour per week. 168 hours in a week. That’s .59% of a week. Even if you double the frequency or length it’s still only 1.2% of a week.

                      A very important small percentage, though!

                      King bed Answered on November 25, 2019.
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                        That is very interesting.. although I think we are way behind too.. I guess we better get caught.. if that is possible for two middle age folks😉

                        Double bed Answered on November 25, 2019.
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