Although the belief that more is better may be true in some cases, recent studies show that when it comes to sex once a week is all you need. Researchers suggest that whatever is more than once a week becomes irrelevant for happiness.
The study was made on people who were romantically involved, married heterosexual couples or couples in a committed relationship. The findings show that the couples that make love on average once a week are happier. The study didn’t find any relevant differences based on gender or age.
Scientists believe it is very important for couples to be connected and they advise partners to maintain a connection at an intimate level as well. And this connection is still maintained even if you have sex only once a week and not necessarily every day. However, if more time goes by, the connection might break and then, again, unhappiness might settle into your relationship.
Another thing researchers suggest is that for single people, the link between sex and happiness could be dependent on how comfortable they are having sex outside of a relationship.
What is even more surprising is that sex rates higher than money on the happiness scale. According to an online survey in which 335 people participated, people who were having sex less than once a month were less happy than the ones having sex once a week, whereas people who earn a lower income are not necessarily more unhappy than the ones with a higher income.
Psychologists advise to always maintain intimacy, but you have to be careful not put pressure on your partner or start to consider sex as the most important thing in your relationship or as the only thing that could make you happy.
On the other hand, another team of researchers has led a study earlier this year in which they asked half of their subjects to double their sexual intercourse. They discovered that their subject did not become happier and were actually less energized and they also reported that they were having worse sex.
In conclusion, like in any other case, quality beats quantity. So, don’t get worried if you’re having sex only once a week if it makes you feel good and energized. It might just be enough to make you happy.
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