Relationship: This is how often you should be having sex to keep the spark alive

A new study has found the exact amount of times a couple should be having sex to keep the flame alive in a relationship.

Keeping your relationship exciting after years (and sometimes even just months) is not an easy task to accomplish. The intricacies involved are plenty, and communication doesn't always come as naturally for every couple out there.

When it comes to sex, in particular, this age-old question still troubles many people out there: how often should you be having sex to keep the relationship going. As you probably know, sex is vital for any relationship, but how much of it exactly do we really need?

Surprising results

Over the past 40 years, 30,000 American couples were surveyed and came up with a very surprising result; all it takes is having sex once a week to keep the flame alive in their relationship. According to psychologist Amy Muise:

Having frequent sex is associated with greater happiness, but this link is not as strong when the frequency is greater than once a week.

And added:

Our findings suggest that it's important to maintain an intimate connection with your partner, but you don't need to have sex every day as long as you maintain that connection.

Sex: an important topic in a couple

We all know that sex within a couple allows intimacy, closeness, and complicity. However, many women think that the more frequent the intercourse, the happier the couple is. The study showed that one encounter per week is sufficient within a couple.

Of course, these results don't have to necessarily be taken so literally, as every couple has their own way of function; some like to do it more, and some much less. Ultimately, It's up to you to decide how often you want to have sex with your partner. Especially since weekly intercourse is not the only criterion for a happy and fulfilled couple.

Having sex just once a week is enough to keep the flame alive, study shows Having sex just once a week is enough to keep the flame alive, study shows