Sex is known to be a proven stressbuster that elevates your mood instantly, and yes, it is completely normal to have sex every day. There are phases in life when you have sex more frequently. For example, in the initial period of dating or marriage known as the “honeymoon phase,” couples have sex as many as three to four times a day. This also happens when a couple is planning to have a baby and want to increase their chances of conceiving.
If the person is single or if their partner is not available when they want to have sex, they may satisfy their sexual urges by masturbation, which is also normal.
Sex, especially with multiple partners, carries the possibility of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) apart from unwanted pregnancy. Hence, no matter how much sex you have, it is vital to adopt protective measures such as the use of condoms and birth control.
What are the benefits of having sex?
Sex not only makes you feel good but also is good for your health in the long run. Doctors recommend having sex regularly not only for progeny but also because of some of its health benefits. These health benefits include:
- Improved libido
- Increased vaginal lubrication
- Improved bladder control in women
- Improved immune system
- Weight-loss support
- Lowered blood pressure
- Lowered heart attack risk
- Reduced prostate cancer risk
- Improved sleep
- Better memory
- Lower pain levels
- Stress relief
Is it necessary to have sex every day?
Sex not only fulfills your physical needs but also establishes an emotional connection between the two partners in a relationship. The emotional connect factor is more important for women than for men.
Sex indeed comes with multiple benefits but that does not mean that it should be a daily and compulsory chore of life. It is completely fine for you to restrict the number of times you have sex in a day or week. This is because it does not always happen that both the partners want to have sex at the same time or as frequently as the other one. Moreover, it is the willingness of both partners that makes the carnal act more gratifying and enjoyable. Forcing someone to have sex is known as sexual coercion and is not advisable.
Sex might not be okay when
- Your partner does not want to have sex (due to tiredness or sickness).
- Sex becomes a major interference in your work and life.
- Too much sex makes you forget your household or financial responsibilities.
- Excessive sex is causing inflammation or irritation in the vagina.
Hence, you should always feel free to talk to your partner about your current needs so that the two of you can settle on one thing—to have sex or not. After all, sex is not the only way to experience physical intimacy. Sometimes, even kissing and cuddling can make up for sex.
If sexual problems are hampering your relationship, you can always consult a sex therapist or sexologist.