While sex might sell, many people struggle to enjoy regular intimacy. A 2020 study of Singaporean couples found that, while married couples had more sex during and after circuit breaker, sexual frequency and satisfaction are still lower compared to our international counterparts. According to the study, married couples had sex three to four times a month, compared to six to seven times a month for US couples below 45 years old.
“Sexual function is very complex and depends on physical and psychological factors, so there are a lot of reasons why libido falls,” says Dr Ronald McCoy, a GP with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Here, we look at some lesser known factors that can dampen your ardour. Try to avoid them and you might have a better time in bed.