An Australian survey has revealed that women crave sex nearly as often as men do.
The online survey on almost 10,000 Australian men and women, aged between 25 and 45, asked about what they thought of sex.
And the results showed that when it comes to love, lust and good old-fashioned romance, the genders aren’t that different.
The study found that almost 33 percent of women want sex every day, compared with 40 percent of men, though in reality 25 percent of women have sex only once a week while one in five get lucky just once a month.
Olivia Nicolson, 25, an events manager, and Chris Grady, 25, a forensic officer with NSW Police, have been together for four years and have a very healthy sex life – engaging in sex three to four times a week – with both of them initiating it.
“We”re both pretty similar in what we want,” Suff.co.nz quoted Grady as saying.
“I probably want it a little more than Olivia, but on the whole we just really enjoy being with each other,” he said.
Nicolson said she often wanted sex every day if she was not tired.
“When I”m not tired from work I would say that I would want it almost every day,” she said.
More than two-thirds of both sexes said they would be open to watching porn or engaging in sexy role-play games in order to spice things up.
“We don”t need to mix it up all that often. But we have watched some porn and I sometimes dress up in lingerie,” Nicolson revealed.
A romantic dinner was favoured by a third of both sexes but according to 61.8 percent of men and 52.4 percent of women, there is nothing quite like a cosy night in to ignite passion.
Dancing is the unanimous winner for both sexes when it comes to activities most likely to turn us on, with 65.9 percent of women and 50 percent of men preferring it to outdoor pursuits and pub-based pastimes such as pool.
As for sex itself, the survey showed rushed foreplay was named as the biggest issue for 37.8 percent of women while 35 percent of men complained women never initiate sex.
More than half of both sexes said the one thing they really wanted, above all else, was to be seduced more often.
Sex therapist and clinical psychologist Janet Hall said sex was often reduced to soulless hook-ups.
“The attitude towards sex is now about the outcome, rather than the journey,” Dr Hall said.
“People aren”t making love now, they”re just having sex.
“Girls are not telling the guys what they want and as a result the whole art of seduction is just not there any more,” she added.
The findings are published in April 20 Men’’s Health and Women’’s Health magazines.