Over Half of Wives Want More Sex from their Husbands


  • 57% of women (who have been married for over 5 years) are “dissatisfied” with the amount of sex they are getting
  • 62% are unhappy with their partner’s performance in bed
  • Half of women want to get intimate at least twice a month
  • 60% felt that a lack of intimacy has led them to want to have an affair
  • The survey comes from IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people.

Women across the UK are moaning and groaning, but it’s for all the wrong reasons. That’s according to IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people, who surveyed nearly 2000 female members who have been married for over 5 years to find out how satisfied they were with the intimate side of their marriage.

57% of respondents reported a “dissatisfaction” with the amount of sex they were getting, while an even greater number, 62%, were unhappy with their husband’s performance between the sheets.

Spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com, Christian Grant, said: “It doesn’t make for good reading. You’ll often find that, as a relationship goes on, the spark slowly starts to fade, and getting intimate can become more of a chore or force of habit. Evidently however, for many women that simply isn’t enough, and you can’t really blame them.”

As to how much counts as ‘enough,’ IllicitEncounters.com’s survey found that 50% of respondents felt that getting intimate at least twice a month was sufficient. 27% felt that once a month was enough, while 10% want to have sex three times a month. Of the remaining 13%, 5% want to get intimate 2-3 times a week, with 3% stating that more than once a week was enough.

The survey also showed that a lack of intimacy could potentially lead to many women cheating on their husbands, with over half (60%) of respondents touting the poor physical side to their relationship as their main reason for joining IllicitEncounters.com.

“Needless to say, a lack of passion in a relationship, whether that’s down to quality or quantity, could very easily prove to be a major stumbling block,” adds Grant.

“Saying ‘hey honey, you’re not quite good enough where it counts’ isn’t an easy thing for any woman to say to her husband, but at the same time, very few people will sit around and refuse to act on their instincts – they’re only human, after all.”


IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading and longest running dating site for married people. With over 1,000,000 genuine UK users since 2004, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2004, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.

For comments, case-studies or more information, contact Christian Grant:

Email: presspr@illicitencounters.co.uk
Office: 020 7729 6098
Twitter: @cheatsafer

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