This Is How Old You’ll Be When You Have The Best Sex Of Your Life

There’s nothing worse than disappointing sex, but most of us have unfortunately had our fair share of it in life, from small penises to guys who pound you like a jackhammer for 30 seconds before rolling over and falling asleep. Ugh. Hopefully, those days are behind us now, and it’s on to way better experiences in the bedroom. But there’s even better news — no matter how good the sex you’re having now is, the best is still yet to come. According to a Happify survey of couples in their 50s and 60s, they found that the best sex of your life apparently happens when you’re in your 40s — in particular when you’re 46. Score! This is despite the fact that female participants said they hit their sexual peak at 26 and men at 32. If only they knew!

The study also discovered some other interesting tidbits, including:

  • The typical American adult has sex 2-3 times a week
  • 96% of people prefer sex with a partner they’re emotionally connected to
  • Once a week is the magic amount of sex that makes couples the happiest
  • Older couples who have regular sex are much happier (which makes a lot of sense!)

However, a separate survey performed by discovered that when it comes to having incredible sex, the best sex of your life comes even later than your 40s. A total of 5,000 single people of all ages, income levels, and ethnic backgrounds in America were asked about their sex lives. The results were pretty surprising, with 66-year-old women and 64-year-old men reporting having the best sex of their lives. It just goes to show that desire and pleasure can continue well into the later years of your life.

This is pretty encouraging, and bucks against the idea that sex either gets less enjoyable or peters out altogether as you get older. That’s clearly not the case, and discovering that those mind-blowing orgasms will only get stronger and better with the years is amazing to consider, and is definitely worth looking forward to.

No matter how much sex you’re having now, keep the faith — things are probably going to get a whole lot better!

Jennifer Still is a writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience. The managing editor of Bolde, she has bylines in Vanity Fair, Business Insider, The New York Times, Glamour, Bon Appetit, and many more. You can follow her on Twitter @jenniferlstill