Researchers at Carnegie Mellon are trying to understand the link between sex and happiness. A team of CMU investigators have uncovered sex and happiness may be linked and for this study wondered if people who have more sex are just happier to begin with, leading them to engage in sex more frequently than couples who are unhappy.
Or perhaps sexual activity is linked to optimal health that leads to happiness and [a natural desire] for sex.
What behaviors and moods do we associate with sex – and how does the cause/effect chain really work? Such are the questions the researchers at Carnegie Mellon University set out to answer.
The overall result: Couples being ordered to have more sex for the study did not particularly experience increased enjoyment. In fact, the increased frequency resulted in a decline of pleasure.
The desire to have sex decreases much more quickly than the enjoyment of sex once it’s been initiated. Instead of focusing on increasing sexual frequency to the levels they experienced at the beginning of a relationship, couples may want to work on creating an environment that sparks their desire and makes the sex that they do have even more fun,