Hereâ€™s how much less sex people have after marriage
Look, when it comes to marriage, Iâ€™m not here to discourage anybody shelling out thousands of dollars on a white dress theyâ€™ll only wear once, but letâ€™s just talk about the elephant in the room: sex.
Everybody knows that once youâ€™ve been married for a while, you stop having sex so much, but exactly how much are we talking about?
Is it one less time a week? Three less times a month? Or should you just go out and buy yourself a sex doll now as a preventative measure?
Cosmopolitan surveyed 1,162 married twenty-somethings and while their answers could have been a lot worse, over half of these respondents said theyâ€™re not getting it in enough.
Before marriage, 24% of the married people Cosmo surveyed said they had sex four times a week or more. But after marriage that number dropped down to 9%.
TBH this sounds pretty scary, but letâ€™s be real, if youâ€™ve ever dated somebody longer than a couple months, you know having that much sex all the time isnâ€™t a thing.
Itâ€™s totally natural and NBD.
But hereâ€™s some good news: 36% of couples said they had 2-3 times a week before marriage, and that number only drops down to 34% after marriage.
Sure, thereâ€™s not necessarily a direct correlation here, but still, if youâ€™re having sex multiple times a week before you get married, it seems likely youâ€™ll be able to keep it up. Pun intended.
Now back to the scary news!
14% of the respondents said they had sex once a week before they got married as compared to 25% after marriage.
7% said they had sex 2-3 times a month before they got married, and that number skyrocketed up to 19% after.
2% said they had sex once a month before they got married, but 8% said they did afterwards.
But on the bright side, I guess, 3% of respondents said they only had sex a few times a year before they got married and 3% said they only had sex a few times after a year after they got married. So if thatâ€™s where youâ€™re at, good news, youâ€™re probs not gonna have sex any less than you already do!
But the bad news if youâ€™re definitely not having enough sex.
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Unsurprisingly, the survey reports that 52% of respondents wish they were having sex more often, although 93% said their marriages were extremely to somewhat happy.
So the moral of the story: if youâ€™re the kind of person who wants to get married, youâ€™ll probs-def end up having less sex, but that wonâ€™t make you any less happy to be married overall.