A Census Bureau report found a 64 percent homeownership rate in 2019 in the United States. More than a third of the population lives in apartments or condos, and you know what that means: neighbors and shared walls, sometimes on all sides.

Even in single-family homes, not everyone has privacy. Forty-seven percent of adults who share living spaces do so as a result of young adults moving back in with parents. Then there are the families with younger children. In 2020, 40 percent of family households had children younger than 18 living at home.

These cohabitators, as much we love them, may be holding us back from a key aspect of our lives: the ability to have noisy, carefree sex.

Impact on your sex life

It may be an obvious detail to point out, but it can be difficult to maintain a healthy and active sex life when you're around people who