Most people have sex at least once in their lives. For example, in a
longitudinal study of over 20,000 American adolescents who were surveyed
repeatedly over a 15-year period, just 3% of them reported never having had
vaginal, anal, or oral sex at any point. However, just because someone does
it once, this doesn’t necessarily mean that they will remain sexually
active throughout their lives.
For a variety of reasons, many people go through long periods of
sexlessness, and a new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior
offers some insight into just how common this is.