Here’s How Often You Should Be Having Sex


One of the absolute best things about sex isn’t the orgasms, the feeling of power, or the connection. It’s talking about it with friends. Give a group of girls a few hours, a few bottles of wine, and just wait until they start talking about who, where, and how much they’re doing it. But as you listen to your sluttly wild friend talk about how her and her boyfriend do it three times a day, and your more conservative friend claim that she only does it twice a month, you sit there trying to count how often you take your own boyfriend to Pleasure Town. And more than that, is it normal?

When you’re in a relationship all you can think about is sex, and how often everyone is doing it. And according to Cosmopolitan, the magic number is once a week.

Yeah. That’s it. Just once.

Some brains at the University of Toronto surveyed 30,000 Americans over the past 40 years to see trends between happy couples and happy genitals. Basically, do happy couples have more sex than miserable ones?

Nope. It turns out no matter the age, gender, or length of a relationship having sex once a week is the key to happiness. Maybe it’s because we all want to feel like we’re doing it the average amount of times. Maybe it’s because we’ve always followed the motto Cs get degrees, or maybe because it’s what we really, really want when we’re tipsy and in bed with our boyfriends on a Friday night. Whatever it is, doing is once a week is what will make you happiest. Usually.

Researcher Amy Muise says, “It’s important to maintain an intimate connection with your partner without putting too much pressure on engaging in sex as frequently as possible.”

SO instead of worrying about how much you and your boyfriend are banging, concentrate on bonding. And by bonding I mean binging on Netflix and gaining that wonderful “relationship weight.” Ah, to be in love.

[via Cosmopolitan]

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Rachel Varina

(yeahokaywhat) Aspiring to be the next Tina Fey, Rachel spends her free time doing nothing to reach that goal. While judging people based on how they use "they're" vs. "there" on social media, she likes eating buffalo chicken dip, watching other people's Netflix, and wearing sweatpants way more than is socially acceptable.

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