5 Proven reason from research: Why more intercourse is better for your relationship
Whether you agree or not, more frequent action in the bedroom can indeed power a healthy relationship, new research suggests. The more often couples have sex, the more strongly they associate their partners with positive attributes, the study found. "We found that the frequency with which couples have sex has no influence on whether or not they report being happy with their relationship, but their sexual frequency does influence their more spontaneous, automatic, gut-level feelings about their partners," said study lead author Lindsey Hicks of Florida State University in the US.
"These automatic attitudes ultimately predict whether couples end up becoming dissatisfied with their relationship," Hicks noted. The study was published in the journal Psychological Science. From an evolutionary standpoint, frequent sex confers several benefits - improving chances of conception and helping bond partners together in relationships that facilitate child-rearing. But when researchers explicitly ask couples about their relationship satisfaction, they typically don't find any association between satisfaction and frequency of sex.