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A new survey suggests that women hit their sexual peak at the age of 28, while men's peak comes five years later at age 33.
Before this latest UK poll of 1281 people it was commonly held that the reverse was true. Women's sexual peak was placed at around 30, while men were believed face a lifetime of decline after hitting their sexual high at the tender age of 17.
The poll, carried out by online sex toy retailer Lovehoney, also found that women had the most sex at 25, while men were busiest at it at 29, suggesting that practice might just make perfect.
While you might expect that couples are having more sex than the singletons among us, it turns out the opposite is the case.
An American survey conducted by Yahoo! Shine and Fitness Magazine earlier in the year found that couples who are married or living together have sex 2.4 times a week on average, versus singles, who reported they are getting busy a lusty 5.3 times a week.
And as for the first time, according to the UK survey men were on average 18 years old when they had sex for the first time, while women tended to be a year younger at 17.
This is in line with the behaviour of Australian teenagers, who are on average 17.8 when they lose their virginity.
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