Updated 17 February 2018

Are you having the right amount of sex for your health?

Can you have too much of a good thing? Yes, actually, but only just.


Ever wondered if there could be such a thing as having too little or too much sex?

We have gathered some intel to let you know just how many times per month you should dabble between the sheets.

Did you know?

  • On average, South African men have sex four times a month. There’s definitely room for improvement.
  • Yoga is proven to boost sex drive in men and women.
  • Too much exercise can be as bad for your libido as too little.

Read more: Warning: this type of exercise can kill your sex drive

Too much

Twenty times a month? The guys at the University of Nottingham found that your risk of later-life prostate cancer increases.

Too little

Once a month? Barely getting any can double your risk of a heart attack, according to the American Journal of Cardiology.

Just right

That would be eight to 15 times a month, researchers at the University of New England Research Institute say that regular “vitamin S” boosts immunity by around a third.

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