HALF of Australians are dissatisfied with the amount of sex they are having, a study shows.
Researchers surveyed 3240 men and 3304 women in relationships about their satisfaction with their sex lives.
Respondents who were unhappy with the frequency of sex in their relationship also reported lower overall satisfaction in their relationship.
La Trobe University’s professor of public health said it was not surprising 54 per cent of men and 42 per cent of women were unhappy with the frequency of sex.
“But most people, four in five, are feeling satisfied with their relationship,” Professor Smith said.
“If women were having more or less sex than they desire, they were less satisfied with their relationship.
A striking finding was 12 per cent of men in relationships aged 16 to 24 desired less sex than they were having.
This was the group with the most similarity in wanting the frequency of sex to increase, decrease or stay the same