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Does Increased Sexual Frequency Enhance Happiness?

George Loewenstein (), Tamar Krishnamurti, Jessica Kopsic and Daniel McDonald

Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2015, vol. 116, issue C, 206-218

Abstract: Prior research observing a positive correlation between happiness and sexual frequency has not been able to determine whether increased frequency leads, causally, to an increase in happiness. We present results from the first experimental study to address the question of causality. We recruited couples and randomly assigned half to double their frequency of intercourse. We find that increased frequency does not lead to increased happiness, perhaps because it leads to a decline in wanting for, and enjoyment of, sex.

Keywords: Sex; Happiness; Hedonics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2015.04.021

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