It’s the beginning of a new week and the ladies of The Real are coming strong out the gate as they discuss their sex lives and relationships.
The conversation was opened up by host Tamera Mowry-Housley who asked her co-host Adrienne Houghton a specific, personal question.
“How long do you think you can go without sex Adrienne?” Tamera said.
“With somebody or myself?” Adrienne responds, making it clear that she needed a definitive distinction on what constitutes as sex.
As Adrienne takes the time to ponder, Lonnie Love chimes in to the make outline even more clear. “Nothing, no toys, no nothing!” she said.
“I’d say a good 12 hours,” Adrienne responds, making everyone erupt into laughter. “No that’s a long time! That’s a lot! That’s a whole…that’s turnaround time.
“So you’re saying, you can’t go a day?” Tamera asks.
“I don’t know how this baby thing is going to work out in the future,” Adrienne continues as the clip cuts off.
According to a September 2018 Psychology Today article, frequent sex actually does not go down as much as we think it does.
“In a study of over 26,000 Americans, which was published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, participants reported having sex 54 times a year, which averages out to approximately once a week.1 This reported frequency was found to be about nine sexual interactions a year lower since a similar study was conducted in 1990. The sample included those who were single, dating, married, and cohabitating. When the authors looked at married couples specifically, the average sexual frequency was slightly lower, at 51 sexual encounters a year, or just less than once a week on average,” the report states.
The study goes on to say that among those in a relationship, the frequency had no correlation to a couple’s happiness, and that even among couples who have sex more frequently, the level of contentment seemed to be the same as those who only had sex once a week.
It looks like the host is not only busy, but also efficient when it comes to how she balances out her intimate time with herself and her husband, gospel singer Israel Houghton.