People who think that having more sex is the key to the happiness of their relationship should think again. New study showed that more sex is not directly proportionate with happiness but on the contrary.
Sex is a very important part of a person’s life and many studies and books have said that the more sex you have the happier you are. However, a new research conducted by the Carnegie Mellon University stated quite the opposite, as having to much sex may lead to developing frustrations.
Sex and happiness are connected in a certain way, meaning that if a person is happy he/she may want to have more sex, or having a good health could make people happier, wanting them to have more sex, explained researchers.
Even so, adding more sex into a relationship is not the key to having a happily ever after and long lasting love, states the new study.
The experiment of the study, followed 128 individuals with the ages starting from 35 up to 65 years old. All of the participants were male/ female married couples. Each of them was questioned by researchers to determine how often per week they had sex.
Randomly they choose certain couples to double up the amount of sex they would normally have during a week. Also, they were asked to describe their sexual life with details, describing even the positions they preferred the most.
Researchers went on with the experiment for three months in which all of the couples were interviewed (including the couples who were not asked to increase their weekly sexual activity). The couples responded online to questions regarding their behaviour, health, happiness level and how often they would enjoy sex with their partners.
The couples who have been asked to double their weekly sexual routine, have done so, but their happiness levels showed a slight decrease, stated researchers.Results proved that at fault for that may be the fact that their sexual desire and level of enjoying sex have experienced a decrease.
It is possible that the couples have started having a different view on sex. They might have set their minds on the fact that their sexual desire was not coming out naturally anymore, but they looked at it as an experiment which was part of a study, explained the leader of the research George Loewenstein from the Carnegie Melon University.
The study might help people to understand that sex has to come naturally and out of a genuine desire.
If the study would be conducted again, researchers would rethink the manner of encouraging couples to have more sex, by offering them options that would stimulate their imagination and desire, such as encouraging participants to turn fantasies into reality, added Loewenstein.
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