If You’re This Age, You’re Having the Best Sex of Your Life

Don't dread another birthday! The average sexual peak for women will probably surprise you.

Think great sex ends in your twenties? Midlifers, don’t despair—research says you’re just reaching your prime when it comes to your sex life.

Online platform Happify put forward a simple (but important!) question: When do people have the best sex of their lives? And their results for sexual peak in women and men might surprise you.

According to people in their 50s and 60s, the best sex of their lives happened in their 40s, specifically at the age of 46.

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Happify also reports that on average, people have to wait 13 years after losing their virginity before having the best sex of their lives.

But here’s the good news: Age aside, nearly half of all couples said the best sex of their lives was with their current partner. So choose your companion with care, especially as you reach the highly anticipated age of 46.

The roundup also found that older couples that have regular sex are happier than those who do it less often. That’s not to say, however, that a daily dose of sex is the key to relationship satisfaction.

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