Frequency of sex in dating couples

26-Jul-2017 10:17

Since then, hundreds of journalists and other couples have taken the challenge – with varying success.

Our libidos aren't static, and tons of factors, from medications to expectations, affect desire.

But a study found there is a magic number when it comes to sex among committed couples and that's once a week.

Having sex more often than that doesn’t make us any happier, said the study’s lead author, Amy Muise, a social psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto-Mississauga.

A few years ago, books like 365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy grabbed the headlines, chronicling what happened when a long-term couple agreed to have sex every single day, (pretty much) no excuses allowed.

The couple claimed at the end of their sex-fuelled year, they felt happier, less angry and less stressed.

Our libidos aren't static, and tons of factors, from medications to expectations, affect desire.But a study found there is a magic number when it comes to sex among committed couples and that's once a week.Having sex more often than that doesn’t make us any happier, said the study’s lead author, Amy Muise, a social psychologist and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto-Mississauga.A few years ago, books like 365 Nights: A Memoir of Intimacy grabbed the headlines, chronicling what happened when a long-term couple agreed to have sex every single day, (pretty much) no excuses allowed.The couple claimed at the end of their sex-fuelled year, they felt happier, less angry and less stressed.But also, they're studies, not universal commandments everyone must follow for a strong relationship."It’s hard, because I appreciate [these studies].