The media, as well as most of the results of online surveys, assure us that frequent sexual intercourse has a positive impact on well-being!
Yes, sex is an amazing thing that strengthens the health of the heart, contributes to a better sleep, helps to cope with stress and helps partners to establish deep emotional relationships. But how often should you make love to feel healthy and happy? It turns out that there is an indicator for a perfectly balanced number of sexual intercourse, and this number may seem shocking to many.
"More sex" doesn't always mean more happiness. Definitely not. Recently published data showed that the happiest couples have sex about once a week, not every day. In the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, under the direction of Associate Professor Amy Muis, three studies were conducted in stages, in which a total of 30,645 people participated (this is the largest sample for any research). The aim of the study was to establish a link between sexual frequency and well-being. The first study showed that such a connection was relevant only to people in a relationship.
Two subsequent observations, which included only participants with a regular partner at the time, revealed one curious fact. When people in a relationship have more than once a week, the frequency of sessions ceases to affect health and well-being, i.e. the effect of "increased happiness" tends to decrease. The author of the study, Amy Muis, reported in an interview with the Huffington Post: "People can relax because the idea that couples are obliged to be sexually active towards each other has proven to be inappropriate. One session in seven days is more than enough to maintain a happy relationship. The project manager drew her conclusions from numerous studies conducted over the decades with thousands of participants. Amy Muis argues that "it is important to have a romantic relationship with a romantic partner and to have realistic expectations about your sexual life, given that many couples are busy with work and responsibilities. Of course, good sex is not enough, and it is necessary for satisfaction with relationships. But you shouldn't worry about "weak" sexual games just because you don't play every night. If you don't have a more frequent need, then relax, sexual satisfaction once a week will ensure your health and happiness.