More sex may actually make you less happy, study says

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Having more sex will not necessarily make you a happier person, contrary to previous research, according to a new study reported in the New York Times.

Previous research has suggested that more frequent sex makes people happier—especially a study published in 2004 that concluded that a four-fold increase in sexual activity gave an emotional boost equivalent to having an extra $50,000 in the bank.

But a group of researchers writing in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization recently ran a trial where they told subjects to double the number of times they had sex over the course of three months. Many of the couples could not manage more than a 40 percent increase in sexual activity, and most of the subjects actually reported feeling worse, with some complaining that the quality of sex declined. (Tweet This)

Read the full story in the New York Times.