It’s a pretty well established fact that sex is good for both body and mind but how often should you and your partner be bumping uglies to achieve optimum happiness?
While you’d probably expect those who are having the most sex to be the happiest, you’d be wrong. Well, that’s what science says anyway.
New research from Happify (the science-based activities app) got a number of couples, over three months, to double the frequency that they had sex.
Surprisingly, their results showed that this didn’t increase the subject’s happiness, and they claim this proves that having more sex doesn’t actually make people more happy.
The researchers theorise that this is because the increase in frequency leads to a decrease in enjoyment and desire to have sex.
This lead to the startling revelation that the happiest couples only get intimate on average once a week, and they also discovered that weekly sex was enough to preserve an intimate connection between most couples.
We’ve normally got science’s back but we’re going to have to call bullshit on this one…