It’s something we’ve all wondered before, so don’t lie to yourself: how many times can you have sex in one day? You’ll hear different things from different people- some say twice, some say twenty. But what is the answer?

When it comes down to it, it honestly is different for every person. There are 24 hours in one day, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your body can handle having sex for a majority of that time. There’s bound to be some soreness coming in from both parties. In addition to inevitable pain, most people will need to take a break in between sex. Each person has a different refractory period or a time between each sexual encounter that they need to be able to get stimulated again. Although men can generally orgasm easier than women, the refractory period for women is much shorter.

Although there are certainly people who say they can have sex above eight times in one day, the majority of people level out at around three. After that- even if you have the time to do it more than three times in one day- you start to feel sore and tired. And is it worth it to keep going at it, if neither party is really enjoying it anymore?

The truth is- how much sex you can have in one day is entirely up to you. The definition of having sex to one might be penetration, but to another, it might be oral. Some people have the stamina that enables them to keep going at it for hours, while others can only handle one round. Either way- there is no right or wrong answer to how many times you can have sex in one day. What’s important is that both parties are comfortable and enjoying the interaction, and everything that comes after that is entirely up to them.