The question is posed to the doctor at the microphone. The man asking the question knows the answer and would like the doctor to ensure that his wife, in a separate audience watching the same doctor, hears what the doctor has to say.
The doctor begins by stating that American men have sex, on average, once a week. For optimal health, however, they need to have sex (drum roll please) 4 times a week. Yes, that is right, 4 (four) times a week.
To clarify, they did not define sex so I do not know if another party must be involved in the activity. Of course, I am sure that most men would prefer that there be a partner involved, no?
Four times a week.
I consider my schedule, I could do that. I might even enjoy that! But... I am not sure that I know any men who could engage, with a partner, 4 times a week. Such intimacy would require scheduling; his people talking to her people; sacrificing time from work, sleep, or gym... A lot of work would be required to coordinate 4 intimate moments a week with a partner.
If men need to have sex 4 times a week for optimal health, what happens if they do not achieve such an average?
Do they become bloated, moody, emotional, tired, depressed, or irritable? Do they suffer from headaches and fatigue?Perhaps the build up of testosterone causes more aggressive and edgy behavior? Maybe it is simply that they become desperate for some sort of release.
Biologically, I can understand the need for frequent release. I wonder if there is a psychological benefit as well? The discussion also left we wondering about women, how often do we need to have sex for optimal health? (Perhaps I don't want to know as I am probably no where near close to that average!)