Thanks to Elle Woods, we all know that exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. And happy people just don’t shoot their husbands. They don’t. And it’s probably because a lot of the endorphin exercise they’re getting is from good old fashioned sex.
Or is it?
A new study is kind of shattering everything we know about doing it, basically because it says that doing it once a week is all you need to be happy. Ex-cuise us? This sort of goes against everything we know. And have, um, experienced… especially following those early day couplings, when staying in bed and having all-day-sex was the epitome of bliss.
It’s true, however. A study from the University of Toronto Mississauga reveals what we knew — that sex makes us happy — but also what we didn’t know — that happiness levels off after a weekly romp in the sac. No rabbit sex necessary.
Lead researcher Amy Muise and her team looked at three separate studies in their research, all involving data from more than 25,000 participants from surveys in the U.S. between 1989 and 2013. What they found across the board was that those who had sex once a week had higher levels of happiness than those who didn’t. OK, we’re with you so far, scientist types. But they also found that people who had sex more than once a week were no happier than the once-a-weekers. Yeah.
So really, the important thing to note here is that having more sex doesn’t make you less happy. It just doesn’t make you any happier. Take that, smug couples with hot sex lives everywhere.
All right, still, we’d take an extra romp with our partner over listening to that Pharrell song one more time. It’s just plain old fun.
Take that, science.