Australians are starved of intimacy,
if the results of a new sex study are anything to
A survey of about 5000 adults has found that more than 80 per cent of
women prefer regular intimate moments over sex.
Men were less inclined to agree, with only 56 per cent of them rating
sex second best.
But whatever their desires, only two in three Australians claim to be
satisfied with the level of intimacy in their life right now, the study
The nationwide K-Y Touch Intimacy Poll highlights the need for more
personal attention between partners, said Anne Hollonds from Relationships
"While 61 per cent of adult Australians are having sex once a week,
other elements of a loving relationship are also important," Ms Hollonds
She said trust and intimacy were crucial to a successful relationship.
"We encourage Australians to go back to relationship basics, relish in
candlelight dinners, conversation and physical activities like massage,"
Ms Hollonds said.
"People don't realise how little investment is required to keep their
relationship on the right path."
The survey also found that the top three favourite intimate activities
of Australians were touch, massage and having a weekend away.
About 75 per cent said they thought about intimacy at least once a day,
but only one in three people got their daily dose of it.
More than one third believed that not enough time
was being spent on foreplay
, and the same number said they would prefer more "spontaneous"
The results showed children were a barrier to intimacy, with childless
couples almost twice as likely to have at least one intimate moment every
Other barriers to intimacy included tiredness, work and "no time".
Almost 15 per cent of respondents said their sex life was non-existent.