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Monday, 30 March 2015

From sex selfies to eating-Top 5 things couples do to avoid having sex

What do you do when you're not in the mood? Watch a movie? Play a game? Indulge in your fave meal? Here are the top five most common alternatives to sex...
Not in the mood? Research shows the biggest alternative to sex is food!
Scantily-clad women on huge billboards promoting the benefits of push-up bras and celebs like David Beckham posing in their underwear for high street advertising campaigns. There's no doubt that sex sells, but when it comes to sex in long-term relationships, are we actually doing it?
According to research, sexual intercourse takes place around 100million times a day in the world. That’s pretty good going, but it got us wondering, for all those 100million acts, how many acts of avoiding the issue are there?
Let's be honest, when it comes to getting down to it, there are plenty of times when it just all seems like too much effort.
Here are the five most popular things we do to avoid having sex...
1. Eat food
Do you eat to avoid sex? Research shows most couples do
Sometimes the thought of jumping into bed with your loved one is more than you can face; all that physical exertion, getting naked business, and mess to sort out afterwards. It’s no surprise then, that forgoing sex for food is high up on those displacement activities.
2. Watch movies
When movies like 'Shame' and 'Nymphomaniac' exist, why waste your own energy doing the deed when you can get your kicks watching other people? Or you may prefer something altogether less sexy, and opt for the Harry Potter collection. Either way, snuggling up on the sofa in your favourite pyjamas and enjoying a good film, always makes a good alternative.