Claire P. and Jessica Sherwood, of the Sociologists for Women in Society, sent in a link to some data, from OK Cupid, on women’s preferences for frequency of sex by county. The uptake: Women’s preferences for the incidence of sex goes up as they age. You can check out the interactive map, or just check out my screen shots below.
Preferences at age 20 (red = higher preference for once a week; blue = higher preference for once a day; white = in the middle):
Preferences at age 25:
Preferences at age 30:
Preferences at age 35:
Preferences at age 40:Lisa Wade, PhD is an Associate Professor at Tulane University. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture; a textbook about gender; and a forthcoming introductory text: Terrible Magnificent Sociology. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.