Ever wondered how often you and your partner should be having sex?
Well, wonder no more. Because a recent study by Canada’s University of Toronto-Mississauga has revealed the EXACT answer you’ve been looking for.
The results of the research are actually quite surprising. According to scientists, the optimum amount for couples in a happy relationship is *drum roll*… once a week.
So how did they work this out? Well. In three different projects, the researchers collected surveys of more than 30,000 Americans over a 40-year time period.
These couples reported increased satisfaction as sexual frequency increased up to once a week. However, getting down and dirty more regularly than that showed no noticeable benefit.
The good news is that more sex wasn’t associated with a lower well-being, but less definitely was.
Oh. And in case you were wondering, there didn’t seem to be any consistent association between sexual frequency and happiness for single people.
Lead researcher Dr Amy Muise explains: ‘Most people strive to be happier and sex is one aspect of life that is thought to be associated with greater happiness.
‘This link was no longer significant at a frequency of more than once a week. Having sex more frequently than once a week was not associated with greater well-being.
‘Our findings suggest that it’s important to maintain an intimate connection with your partner, but you don’t need to have sex every day as long as you’re maintaining that connection.
‘Our findings were consistent for men and women, younger and older people, and couples who had been married for a few years or decades.’