We associate good relationships with sexuality, and it’s natural to assume that happy couples have sex more often than their miserable partners. But have you ever considered why sex is so beneficial to a relationship? Before looking at the details of the study, let’s break down this sexual happiness equation: The researchers started with the well-established finding that when people have active and satisfying sex lives, they experience higher levels of happiness. As they point out, previous findings have shown that “people who have sex once a week have a larger difference in happiness than those who have sex less than once a month.” -Suitable for Years Someone earning $75,000 versus $25,000 a year.” Is sex itself or sexual activity so beneficial to our well-being? You might argue that happier people are more likely to have sex more often because they have a good relationship and are happy with it. Well, good sex just follows good relationship dynamics. People who are more active overall may also be more likely to engage in intimate relationships, which in turn benefits their well-being. This cycle means that happy people become happier. The authors argue that a key factor in a sexually happy relationship […] read more