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Controversial relationship coach shares how often couples should be having sex per week

Dominic Smithers

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Controversial relationship coach shares how often couples should be having sex per week

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@coachjakemaddock/Andor Bujdoso/Alamy

A relationship expert has revealed how much sex he thinks couples should be having every week.

Yep, if you've found yourself wondering whether you and your significant other are getting enough nooky, James Maddock may be able to shed some light on the matter.

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The Brisbane sexpert says being intimate with your partner is vital to a healthy relationship.

In a video posted on TikTok, Maddock explained that sex is important in a number of ways, with it having 'mental and physical health benefits' and also helping to regulate our hormones.

So it's not just about getting your rocks off, as most might assume.

Speaking in his video, Maddock says: "There's a whole bunch of science behind this.

"It's been shown with studies that it's very good for females to orgasm three times a week. It's good for their mental health, their physical health, it's good for their bodies.

Jake Maddock has explained how many times he thinks couples should be having sex. Credit: TikTok/@coachjakemaddock
Jake Maddock has explained how many times he thinks couples should be having sex. Credit: TikTok/@coachjakemaddock

"Good for men's hormonal regulation, mental health, physical health. There's lots of good things that happen.

"[Having sex] two to three times a week is also going to help you guys bond together really well."

Sadly, however, Maddock says it's normal for most couples to drift apart as they become increasingly comfortable with one another - a factor, he says, due to people not having enough sex.

He adds: "People in long-term relationships seem to get lazy and they go 'once a week is fine', 'once a month is fine', they just get lazier and lazier, and you drift apart.

"So two to three times a week really keeps people on track."

This comes after another relationship expert posed the question of whether it was normal for couples to only have sex once a year.

Well, while some believe the big question is how much sex you're having, Silva Neves argues that it's really about quality over quantity.

He told Tyla: "The key to a good sex life is not about the frequency. If you're only interested in sex once a year, it's not necessarily a dysfunction.

"If you want to have sex five times a day that’s also not necessarily a problem. The challenge is reaching a compromise with your partner.

The sex expert explains that it's all about quality over quantity. Credit: Silva Neves
The sex expert explains that it's all about quality over quantity. Credit: Silva Neves

"The health of a relationship is not characterised by how many times you have sex. It's characterised by respect and touch.

"This doesn't have to mean sexual touch; it can simply be casual cuddling or holding hands, or expressing to each other appreciations and reducing or avoiding criticism.

"If you have those things in place in your relationship it is likely to be a good one and it doesn't matter about the frequency of sex.

"You can be really happy in a relationship without sex. As long as the two people in the couple are content. Sex is not the first priority for everyone, instead companionship, shared hobbies and loving living with each other is most important."

Topics: TikTok, Health, Sex Education, Sex and Relationships

Dominic Smithers
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