Studies: Happy Couples Have Sex Less Than You May Think

You know that happy couple that's always well ...happy? They may be having sex much less than you may think



Although there’s no magic number for how often happy couples get busy between the sheets, researchers have nailed down a figure for how many times blissful couples have sex.

According to a study that appeared in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, the average adult currently enjoys sexual intercouse 54 times a year, which equates to roughly once a week.

Another study surveyed more than 30,000 Americans over a 40-year period and discovered that a once-a-week frequency was the standard for happiness among couples. Those who reported having sex more than once did not report being happier, and those who reported going more than a week without sex reported less fulfillment, the study said.

“Closeness and connection is a human need,” Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a NYC-based licensed clinical psychologist, told NBC. “When in a long-term relationship, it’s important to reconnect through sex. The brain chemicals released during sex further enhances bonding.”

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