M att, a year-old data analyst from Texas, and his wife dated for seven years before getting married in After they moved in, however, he says things changed. Their sex life became inconsistent. It began to hurt their relationship. Americans are not having sex.
Research shows we think young people have a lot more sex than they do in reality — and men have a particularly skewed view of the sex lives of young women. The average guess about young men in both countries is that they had sex fourteen times in the last month, when the actual number is just five in Britain and four in the US , according to detailed surveys of sexual behaviour. Our guess would mean that, on average, young men are having sex every other day — around times a year — compared with the more mundane reality of around 50 times. Men think British and American young women are having an incredible amount of sex — 22 times a month in Britain, and 23 times a month in the US. These guesses would be the equivalent of the average young woman having sex every weekday, plus two or three times on one special day each month.
Think again. W e owe a lot to the sex lives of Greeks. Ancient Greece gave us the origins of the names and concepts for homosexuality, homophobia and nymphomania, as well as narcissism and pederasty.