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Study cracks puzzle on how frequently you should be having sex

Researchers have found that you can use age as a predictor of how often you should get intimate with your partner.

This is thanks to a study by the Kinsey Institute for research in Sex, Reproduction and Gender.

It will probably be no surprise that younger people are having the most action, with those aged 18 to 29 having sex an average of 112 times a year, or twice weekly.

Between the ages of 30 and 39, it drops to 86 times annually or 1.6 times a week.

And sexual activity tails off even further as 40 to 49-year-olds have half the amount of sex of their 20-something counterparts, making love 69 times a year.

‘The basic storyline that has emerged from these studies is that, as we get older, our odds of developing chronic health conditions increases and this, in turn, negatively impacts the frequency and quality of sexual activity,’ Dr Justin Lehmiller of the Kinsey Institute explained.

18 – 29 years – Twice a week

30-39 years – 1.6 times a week

40-49 years – Less than once a week

Surprisingly, the study did not go beyond those in their 50s and beyond, which appears to back up separate research which found that sexuality among older people is largely ignored.