The more people have se x, the higher their happiness levels are, according to a new study.
A study that used data on 16,000 Americans from the US General Social Survey revealed that the trend of se x equaling happiness is true for both men and women.
However, celibacy and no se x didn’t appear to have a statistical influence on happiness.
Females who have se x once a month or less experience reductions in happiness.
The more people have se x, the higher their happiness levels are, according to a new study. The study used data on 16,000 Americans from the US General Social Survey and revealed that the trend of sex equaling happiness is true for both men and women (file photo)
But men, who have se x once a month or less have marginal gains in happiness.
And as the number of times both men and women have se x increases, so does their happiness.
This is also true for those who are under and over the age of 40.
The median American has sexual intercourse 2-3 times a month and among people under 40 years of age, the median amount of se x is once a week, according to the study.
Approximately six per cent of the population report having s ex more than three times a week.
The study showed that close to half of American women over the age of 40 report they did not have s exual intercourse in the previous year, compared to me with 20 per cent.
Se x seems to have disproportionately strong effects on the happiness of highly educated people, according to the study.
Married people have more sex than those who are single, divorced, widowed, or separated.
Highly educated females tend to have fewer se xual partners.
The data also revealed that more money doesn’t mean more s ex.
Researchers tested the effect of income on the number of se xual partners and se xual frequency and found no statistically significant relationship.