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Blame the political landscape, shoddy birth control access, limitless free porn on the internet, or the gig economy for the decline in the millennial libido—who can say for sure? Whatever the reason, Americans are boning less. As one of the top five horniest people of all time, this initially seemed concerning to me, but as it turns out, it might not be such a big deal. To be sure, not having any sex or a experiencing a sharp decline could be a sign of an unhappy relationship. Much like washing your hair , you don't need to have sex as often as you think—at least according to a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science , which suggests any amount over once a week is simply overkill, especially if you're not feeling it.
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Several studies show that couples are likely to be satisfied with their relationship when they have more sex. Well, according to a study in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science , the magic number is once a week. The once-a-week rule held true regardless of age, sex, or length of relationship. The study found no link between happiness and how often someone had sex if they were single.
It's no surprise that we, as adults, often equate the happiness in our relationship with how much sex we're having. Lisa Cypers Kamen, a mental health counselor, asserts, "Bottom line, connection equals happiness. Sex with someone you love can reduce stress and strengthen the connection bond.