In a completely surprising turn of events, scientists are suggesting that frequent sex may be the key to a happy marriage!
During the 14-day study period, couples reported having sex on an average of 4 days.
Not only was sexual activity associated with same-day sexual satisfaction, but also the researchers found that a single act of sex produced an afterglow that persisted for 2 days.
However, they found that couples who reported a stronger sexual afterglow were more likely to report greater marital satisfaction 4-6 months later, compared with couples with a weaker sexual afterglow.
Meltzer says the study findings are important, as they support previous research suggesting that sex plays an important role in partner bonding.
What would we do without these brilliant scientists?! This is amazing, groundbreaking research.
If you have lots of sex, not only will your marriage be stronger, you’ll also get a promotion at work!
To understand the impact of sex on work, the researchers documented 159 married employees over the course of two weeks, asking them to complete two surveys a day.
Overwhelmingly, employees who had sex were in more positive moods the next day.
And the elevated mood levels in the morning led to more sustained work engagement and job satisfaction throughout the workday.
The effect, which appears to linger for at least 24 hours, was equally strong for both men and women.
Corrine, a mother of two children aged five and 15 months, made the connection between her mood swings and the state of her love life after her children were born.
‘Before we had children, we’d have sex whenever we wanted and would hardly go a day or two without,’ she recalls. ‘But then parenthood drained our energy and we’d often be too exhausted.
‘As the gaps between our lovemaking became wider, I noticed the difference in my attitude to Matt. Even when we hadn’t had sex for just a week, I’d start to feel like we were drifting apart and it made me frustrated and angry.
Just this week, scientists from Florida State University confirmed the importance of sex in making women happy, revealing it triggers an ‘afterglow’ that lingers for 48 hours and which helps couples to bond. Without it, they become miserable and distant.
You may have noticed the common thread in these three stories (because I bolded it) — the beneficial side effects of sex last for up to 48 hours, and then it’s time for another dose. Even if the lower sex-drive spouse (usually but not always the wife) doesn’t realize it, the marriage itself and both partners individually benefit from frequent sex. We’ve written about “duty sex” before, and even though we don’t like that term we do think that married couples should create the habit of daily sex — the more sex you have, the better it gets. Maybe a better term is “maintenance sex”.
Let me tell you, the “quickie” saved my marriage. I read about it in the book “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus” years ago where the author explains how important the sex act is to the man and that the woman should give into the quickie.
Best…I mean BEST…sex advice I ever received!!! Long live the quickie!!
What about your marriage? Would it improve if you had sex more often? What’s your target frequency? Are you hitting it?