Estimated and actual sexual intercourse frequency among women in Italy 2018

A survey conducted in 2018 revealed that the perception of Italians regarding the frequency of sexual intercourse of women was unrealistic. The estimations of both male and female respondents did not match the actual sexual frequency of women aged 18 to 29-year-olds. According to the data published by Ipsos, Italian men thought that women of this age group had sex 28 times over the past four weeks. Similarly, the guess of female respondents was of 29 times over the past four weeks. However, according to the source, the actual frequency of sexual intercourse for women aged between 18 and 29 years amounted to 5 times.

Sex life satisfaction

  In a further survey of 2018, Italian respondents mostly described their sexual life in a positive light. For instance, 26 percent of interviewees defined it as active and satisfying, whilst 32 percent considered it to be good, even though it could improve. However, nine percent of respondents in Italy declared they simply did not have a sexual life. Furthermore, a 2019 survey showed that most of the Italian respondents were either very satisfied with their sexual life or averagely happy with it. On the other hand, about 16 percent of interviewees were not pleased with their sexual activity.

The “right” frequency

  In 2019, more than half of young respondents declared to be satisfied with the frequency of sexual intercourse. For instance, 54.4 percent of interviewees aged between 18 and 25 years declared to be happy with how often they had sexual intercourse, defining it as “the right measure”. However, respondents aged 36 to 40 years wished to have sex more often than they actually had. On the other hand, among individuals of this same age group, about five percent of respondents declared they would rather have sex less often.

On average, how many times do you think women aged 18-29 in Italy have had sex in the past 4 weeks?

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Source

Release date

December 2018

Region

Italy

Survey time period

September 28 to October 16, 2018

Number of respondents

approx. 1,000

Age group

16-64 years

Method of interview

Online panel

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