This can also be the case for couples under 50, who both have low or no sexual drive, and are happy not to have it. Sex can be a great stress reliever, and it can bring you closer as a couple. Take your art-lover wife to a museum, your sports-junkie husband to a pro football game. Share this article Share The couple claimed at the end of their sex-fuelled year, they felt happier, less angry and less stressed. Holding hands, looking into each other's eyes, cuddling, spooning, massage and just taking the time to listen to your loved one's feelings can all serve to build emotional closeness. Well, science has weighed in again to tell the world exactly how much time they should be spending in the act of physical love: Read More Killer Portuguese men o' war wash up on Cornwall beaches "That is as practically awkward as it sounds: But far from complaining about it, the couples surveyed by Gransnet users aged 51 to 58 said they felt extremely happy and satisfied in their sexless relationships with only 65 per cent rating sex as important. Just make sure that if you both say yes, you really mean to say yes. Things go slightly downhill from here. Who knows, maybe he or she is willing to try it. This was the highest rate in this age category. Frankly, most couples who worry about frequency of sex tend to fear their frequency is significantly below the curve, so to speak. According to USA Today, 20 to 30 percent of men have little or no sex drive, and 30 to 50 percent of women say they have little or no sex drive. One study that asked couples having sex about six times a month to double the frequency had a disastrous effect on their sex lives. One interesting study actually found out that happiness is related to sex. Older men weren't able to last longer than young ones, while wearing a condom or being circumcised didn't boost chaps' performance either.