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Sex: What is the Right Amount?

From the Show: HER
Summary: What is a "healthy" amount of sex for couples to be having?
Air Date: 6/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S
Rob WeissRobert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S, Founding Director of The Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI), Los Angeles and Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health is an UCLA MSW graduate and early trainee of Dr. Patrick Carnes. Mr. Weiss is author of Cruise Control, Sex Addiction 101 and co-author of both Closer Together Further Apart and the upcoming Always Turned On (Summer 2014) with Dr. Jennifer Schneider. A media expert to CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and the Today Show among many others, Mr. Weiss also has provided clinical training and program development for the N.I.H., the U.S. Marines, Navy as well as multi-addiction, behavioral health treatment centers across the globe.
Sex: What is the Right Amount?
Couples are usually afraid that they are having too much sex or not enough.

The problem is, couples don't generally talk about this with each other. Each will talk to everyone else about it: therapist, friends, family; but not with a significant other.

Some women or men feel like their partners want to "do it" at ALL times, like rabbits. But sometimes the other person may feel obligated to satisfy his or her partner, even if they aren't fully enjoying it.

When you are in the infatuation stage of your relationship, you are probably having sex all the time. People who are having a lot of sex are usually pretty OK with that; but after that stage passes, you become busier and the sex can dwindle over time.

Couples then worry that they aren't having enough sex, which may result in infidelity or the demise of their relationship. This is a legitimate concern that can easily lead to stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and can even end a relationship.

What is a "healthy" amount of sex for couples to be having? Everyone is different and there is not a "norm" for sexual behavior.

So, how do you make sure your love life stays on track?

Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S, is Founding Director of The Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI), Los Angeles and Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health. Rob shares tips for how you can have a continual healthy and happy sexual relationship.
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