Carnegie Mellon University scientists found that simply increase the frequency of sex is not able to make people feel happier, because too much can cause people to drop sex for sex demand and reduced sense of sexual pleasure.
Carnegie Mellon University scientists found, the frequency of sex and happiness are not proportional.
Beijing May 12, according to foreign media reports, the US Carnegie Mellon University scientists experiment studied the relationship between frequency of sex and happiness. The researchers found that simply increase the frequency of sex is not to make people feel happier, because too much can cause people to drop sex for sex demand and reduced sense of sexual pleasure. The scientists’ findings are published in the above, “Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.”
Previously, many related studies suggest that the more sex, happiness will increase. Experts believe that this view is based on daily observations of people, so many people think that the frequency of sex and happiness should be proportional. In fact, this understanding is there are a variety of reasons. For example, a person feel very happy, it is possible to make him more in the mood to pursue more sex, and this is what experts call “reverse causality.”
Carnegie Mellon University scientists have decided to adopt the causal link between experimental research and analysis of the frequency of sex and happiness. The researchers involved in the experiment will be a couple of volunteers divided into two groups and ask one group than the other group, a higher frequency of sex, then by a three-month investigation and observation, testing more volunteers to find out which groups of happiness . Experiments, a total of 128 volunteers, he (she) between the ages of 35 to 65 years, adult men and women are already married spouse. The researchers randomly him (her) into two groups, the first group of volunteers did not require the frequency of sex, but it requires a second group of volunteers, he (she) had sex weekly frequency must be doubled.
Volunteers must complete three different questionnaires. In the initial phase of the experiment, the researchers established a baseline based on volunteers answer. During the experiment, the volunteers answered questions online every day to help researchers understand his (her) sexual frequency, form and feel to measure him (her) health behavior and well-being index level. In the final stage, through these questionnaires, the researchers analyzed the baseline changes within three months.
The researchers found that the second group of volunteers were asked to increase their frequency of sex is indeed required to do, but it did not improve his (her) sense of happiness, but rather a slight decline. Through in-depth investigation and analysis, the researchers also found that the second group of volunteers generally feel not only decreased sexual desire, and sexual pleasure is declining sense.The researchers believe that this does not mean that the more sex, sexuality will certainly decline. They were asked to increase the frequency of sex, but not for their own true desires.
The study is mainly responsible for George – Roy Stein explains, “In the experiment, the volunteers already know the purpose of the experiment, they will tell their own sexual activity is part of the implementation of the research again if we conduct these experiments. We will encourage participants to increase the frequency of sex in various ways, but not claimed, but from the heart desires. ”
In addition, Roy Stein also believes that most couples really ideal sex too, in an appropriate manner appropriate increase in the frequency of sex is beneficial. One research program designers Tamal – 克里什纳姆 Doherty believes that research may help spouses or sexual partners to improve his (her) life.