Find activities that inspire you to take care of your brain! But what about everyone else's? In a survey that's still under way, more than 8, people over 50 have already revealed what happens in their relationships — and in their bedrooms. Read on for a look at 14 survey questions, think about how you would answer and see how you stack up with the results thus far. Then take the larger survey yourself. See the sidebar below to learn how. The sight of a lip-locked couple generally makes other people happy — and shows that deep affection and love can thrive in long relationships. You can be part of the largest relationship study ever conducted and learn how your "normal" compares to that of others.
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FANCY a quickie? Or maybe for you, sex should be more of a marathon than a sprint. So how long should making love take? A recent survey revealed 30 minutes is considered the optimum length of time , while sex for most couples lasts for 19 minutes, broken down by 10 minutes of foreplay and nine of intercourse. According to the Lovehoney study, sex is over too soon for 23 per cent of men and 15 per cent of women. Here we asked three couples to time themselves getting jiggy to see how long their love-making sessions last for; on your marks, get sexy, go! I love the fact we were both were virgins because it made the sex extra special.
No matter your relationship status, sex remains a complicated — and often touchy — subject. Although no one wants to admit it, people across all demographics are spending less time in the sack. But how much sex should couples really be having? Research has shown that couples who have sex at least once a week are happier than their less-bedded counterparts. A caveat: Happiness levels don't rise with more time spent under the sheets. Still, that number doesn't quite apply for everyone. And, ultimately, experts say how much sex a couple should be having depends on the couple itself. Once a week is a common baseline, experts say. However, Dr. Peter Kanaris, a clinical psychologist and sex therapist based in Smithtown, New York, warns that couples shouldn't rely on the average as a metric for their own sex lives.