– Britain – Frequency of Sex – 1991, 2001, 2012

Sex frequency of residents of Britain (no gender/sex specified) based on three multi-decade National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles surveys (1991: 18,876 aged 16-59; 2001: 11,161 aged 16-44 years; 2012: 15,162 aged 16-74 years) published on bmj.com May 2019

(For more information, see the Topic Sex Frequency)

Stats from “Changes in, and factors associated with, frequency of sex in Britain: evidence from three National Surveys of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal),” bmj.com, May 7, 2019. By Kaye Wellings, professor,  Melissa J Palmer, research fellow,  Kazuyo Machiyama, assistant professor, and Emma Slaymaker, associate professor.


Natsal-3 is a collaboration between University College London (London, UK), the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (London, UK), NatCen Social Research, Public Health England (formerly the Health Protection Agency), and the University of Manchester (Manchester, UK).”

“Participants 18 876 men and women aged 16-59 and resident in Britain were interviewed in Natsal-1, completed in 1991; 11 161 aged 16-44 years in Natsal-2, completed in 2001, and 15 162 aged 16-74 years in Natsal-3, completed in 2012. Comparisons of actual and preferred sexual frequency in men and women aged 16-44 (the age range common to all surveys) between the three surveys. Factors associated with sexual frequency of at least once a week were examined using Natsal-3 data.”

Chart created and posted by SexEd.net December 2020