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Sleeping Together vs Sleeping Together

198 women and 384 men have answered

How often do you and your spouse go to bed at the same time?

 

 Female

     Male

Every night

38%

30%

5 or 6 nights a week

19%

29%

3 or 4 nights a week

13%

16%

1 or 2 nights a week

15%

13%

less than once a week

15%

12%

 

  • Those married over 16 years were less likely to answer 5-7 nights a week than other couples were by almost 20%. Men who answered the survey were older and married longer than women were. This explains the gender difference shown above.

How often do you and your spouse have sex?

 

Female

Male

Less than once a month

8%

11%

1 or 2 times a month

13%

15%

3 or 4 times a month

13%

18%

1 or 2 times a week

24%

32%

3 or 4 times a week

30%

19%

5 or 6 times a week

8%

3%

daily

3%

1%

more than 7 times a week

2%

1%

 

The correlation: Sexual frequency vs going to bed together

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This chart compares sexual frequency with how often a couple goes to bed together. Each coloured line is how often they go together at the same time.

  • The pink line is those who go to bed at the same time every night. This group has higher rates of sex than others do.
  • The blue-green line is those who go to bed at the same time less than once a week. This group has the lowest rate of sex.
  • The light blue line is those who go to bed together 5 or 6 times a week. This group has the second highest rate of sex.
  • Daily sex is rare for all but those who go to bed together every night.
  • Note: Due to too few answers in the more than daily sex category, it was left off this chart.

Conclusion

There is a clear correlation between going to bed as the same time and having more sex. What has not been proven is cause and effect.

  • It seems likely going to bed together increases the odds of sex.
  • Sexual problems probably results in some couples not going to bed at the same time.
  • A strong healthy relationship likely pulls a couple to both more sex and wanting to go to bed together.

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