WHETHER they are too tired from work, busy with the kids or just too shy, it seems Singaporeans are not making love as often as they would like.
Men here had sex 5.2 times on average per month - even though they would ideally like to be doing it 8.7 times - said a survey commissioned by drug maker Pfizer.
Singaporean women also felt they were somewhat lacking in romantic encounters, although they were slightly less enthusiastic than the men. They had sex 5.5 times per month, but would rather be doing it 7.3 times.
The same pattern emerged across all 10 countries surveyed by Pfizer, which makes erectile dysfunction drug Viagra. Its online poll featured 3,282 respondents sampled at random from countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and China.
In Singapore, 301 people - 150 men and 151 women - took part in the survey, which was carried out between October last year and this January. The participants were aged between 31 and 74 and had all had sex at least once in the past year.
The survey showed that, on average, the 'ideal' amount of sex is 10.5 times a month for men, and 8.8 times for women.