But only a small minority are getting as much action as they'd like.
A survey by dating website RSVP found 37 per cent of Australians - male and female - consider three to six times a week the ideal frequency for sex.
However, 46 per cent want sex three times a day or more during the first month of a new relationship.
And only 16 per cent of those in a relationship and four per cent of singles are having their preferred level of sex.
"Physical contact and sex are important elements of healthy relationships and yet these results show us that across the board the majority of people in relationships would like to be having sex more often," RSVP's John Aitken says.
The survey of 5300 people, carried out by Nielsen, found Generation Y (generally those born in the late 20th Century) are most likely to want sex up to six times a week.
As age increases desire for frequent sex falls, the survey found.
More than 90 per cent of Aussies rated sexual chemistry as "important" when selecting a partner