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Breaking News: More Than Half of You Need to Have More Sex!

TheNest.com 2nd Annual Sex Survey reveals what’s really going on behind closed doors.

Are you having as much sex as you wish you were? According to the results from our 2nd annual Sex Survey, more than half of you ladies are shaking your heads “no.” In fact, a third of you reported that you’re only rolling in the hay once or twice a month. A month? Ladies, it’s time to stop the sexcuses and heat things up!

So what’s the main thing distracting couples from getting it on more often? The same thing that distracts us from everything else: technology! Cell phones and TV are the main offenders. What really shocked us, though, is that a bunch of you said having your pets nearby would deter you from doing it. Hmm…might be time to get Sparky a dog bed -- in the hallway.

We also asked you ladies about the big O. Turns out 3 out of 10 of you don’t even have an orgasm -- and 10 percent of you copped to faking it! Questionable hygiene and awkward groping were primary reasons, it seems. But it might be time to get more serious about this very important issue. Hey, don’t laugh -- didn’t you know orgasms can save your life?

Of course, we saved the best for last. For us, the most shocking statistics (okay, other than the fact that more than half of you aren’t having enough sex) are as follows:

1. Ten percent of you are chatting with your moms about your sex lives. Whoa! If you’re one of these people, leave us a comment below -- and have it be the transcript of your conversation, please!
2. One quarter of you didn’t have sex on your wedding night because you were too tired. That’s a lot! Were you one of those couples?

We wanna hear it -- what do you think of the results of TheNest.com 2nd Annual Sex Survey?

-- Kristine Solomon