It's official! Sex takes a toll after couples tie the knot

Researchers found before walking down the aisle, couples can expect to have sex more than four times a week.

But after three years of life as man and wife most couples are lucky to have sex just once every seven days.

It also emerged six out of ten couples believe marriage has completely ruined the excitement of having sex.

Extra-marital dating service conducted the poll of 3,000 married people. “Unfortunately, while you can be deeply in love with someone and want to spend the rest of your life with them, it is also possible to want more from the relationship,” a spokesman of the service said.

“A partner might be supportive, funny, intelligent, and kind, but if they don’t inspire confidence in the bedroom, or don’t meet expectations sexually, life can be frustrating.
“After 14 years of providing a service where married people can look for sex elsewhere, we have good reason to believe many relationships are strengthened by a little out-of-marriage activity,” he said.

The poll shows 59 per cent of couples believe their sex life has worsened since marriage because they no longer make an effort with each other any more. And a third no longer fancy their partner as much as they did in the early days. Eight in ten couples are in a bit of a sexual rut — having sex at the same time, in the same place and in the same positions. In fact, 79 per cent of people are happier getting a good night’s sleep than making the effort to have sex in the middle of the night.

But when it comes to having an affair, two thirds of those who have dabbled admit the sex was mind-blowing compared to the once-a-week missionary with their husband or wife.

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