We at Romance Only stand in this truth: Intimacy fulfills emotional, spiritual and physical needs, and sexual chemistry isn’t limited to intercourse.
We connect fellow Sex-C individuals whose form or faith preclude us from engaging in pop-culture’s conception of sex.
But just how important is sex in a new relationship? Or do you go with the flow and go with the intense sexual energy flowing between you two?
And, how much sex should you be having in the beginning?
The Potentially Problematic Response The study described above, which focused on sexual frequency and happiness, did conclude that those who were having sex less than once a week reported lower levels of happiness than those having sex once a week (or more).
But according to other studies and experts on the topic, there is a considerable range of lower than average sexual frequencies.
In a study of over 30,000 Americans, published in the journal of Social Psychological and Personality Science, researchers examined the relationship between how often couples reported having sex and whether that related to their reported level of happiness.
The researchers concluded that couples who were having sex once a week were the happiest, while couples who reported having sex two, three, or more times a week were no happier than those having sex once a week.
When the authors looked at married couples specifically, the average sexual frequency was slightly lower, at 51 sexual encounters a year, or just less than once a week on average.But the truth of the matter is, if someone truly likes you, they’ll stick around whether you have sex one date in, one month in, or one year in.Regardless of when you have sex, it's pretty much a given fact that when two people who find each other attractive start getting together, sex is probably going to happen at one point.I will admit that when it comes to new relationships, I don’t tend to play by traditional “dating rules.” Nobody has time for hard to get or chasing someone.Besides, if you want something done, it’s better to do it yourself. Needless to say, when it comes to sex in new relationships, I don't believe in waiting for a certain date or amount of days before you sleep with someone.In a study of over 26,000 Americans, which was published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, participants reported having sex 54 times a year, which averages out to approximately once a week.This reported frequency was found to be about nine sexual interactions a year lower since a similar study was conducted in 1990. ” It’s a question that comes up often, albeit tentatively, exposing some of our deepest insecurities about our intimate relationships.Few of us haven’t wondered at some point: How much sex should we be having? Is our relationship doomed if we aren’t having enough sex? These questions are inherently flawed, because how often we are having sex doesn't address whether or not that sex is good, bad, or dissatisfying.Everyone is different — and so is every type of relationship.If you want to hookup after the first date and it feels right for both of you, then why the hell not?