People are happier if they’re having more sex
Okay, this may seem obvious, but people are happier when they’re having more sex. So concludes a study from the University of Colorado at Boulder, which also found that people are even happier if they think they’re having sex more frequently than their friends.
The research analyzed results from the General Social Survey, which asked participants about happiness and sexual frequency, concluding that higher sexual activity was associated with greater levels of happiness. The study used a sample of 15,386 people, and those who had sex at least two to three times a month were happier than those who had had no sex during the previous 12 months. The results indicated that people who had sex once a week were 44 percent more likely to be happier than those who had not been intimate in the past year; those who had sex two to three times a week were 55 percent more likely to be happier.
In addition to one's own sexual activity, the researchers found that people who were having sex two to three times a month were 14 percent less likely to report a higher level of happiness if they believed their peers were doing it every week.