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A 41-year-old member asked:

Is too much sex bad...?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sex: Sex is a healthy part of life. If one takes the proper precautions (to prevent sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancies); the sex is completely consensual & does not become excessive (does not interfere with other aspects of your life) that is fine. Monogamous sex in a committed loving relationship may make for optimal physical, spiritual & emotional health.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sex: Sex is a healthy part of life. If one takes the proper precautions (to prevent sexually transmitted diseases or unwanted pregnancies); the sex is completely consensual & does not become excessive (does not interfere with other aspects of your life) that is fine. Monogamous sex in a committed loving relationship may make for optimal physical, spiritual & emotional health.
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What do you think?: Better perhaps not to look an external standard - there is a range here, everyone is different. Look inside, become aware, begin to notice what feels good, right for you and make time for this ... identify your needs, become mindful of the needs of others. Take note. Do not judge. The phrasing of the question betrays something; 'too much' of anything tends to be unhealthy. Find your balance.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
How much is too much: In reality, there's no such thing as too much sex (so says a male physician), unless engaging in consensual sexual activity puts you at risk for sexually transmitted diseases/infections or unwanted pregnancy, or negatively impacts your relationships w/family & friends or your work performance. So if family, friends & work are good, then knock boots as often as you & your monogamous partner desire

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Too much, Too rough: - yes, that can be harmful.It is best to do things in moderation. Sex that causes you injuries is harmful. Having sex so much that it interferes with other areas of daily living is harmful.
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Dr. John Fung
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Interferes with life: Like with any other activity, excessive attention or participation that interferes with normal daily activity is dysfunctional. If it interferes with normal social relationships, if it affects job performance, it is jeopardizes health, and if it leads to risk taking that is unreasonable by normal standards, then it is too much sex.

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