Sex and Happiness... Are They Linked?


Is there a link between someones happiness and their sex life?

We've all wondered!!!

Well, the team at Tracking Happiness conducted a study earlier this month to figure out just that...

Researchers asked 665 men and 482 women all the same question -- "Which five words do you associate most with happiness?" -- and gave them the following answers to choose from:

  • Laughter/Cheer
  • Joy
  • Pleasure
  • Satisfaction
  • Contentment
  • Safety/Security
  • Purpose in life
  • Love
  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Wealth
  • Freedom/Independence
  • Health/Well-being
  • Sex
  • Enlightenment
  • Other

Here's what they found:

  • 15% of all participants associated the word "happiness" with the word "sex"
  • However, men were 250% more likely to associate sex with happiness!
  • Only 38 females (of the 482) placed "sex" in their top-5 words describing "happiness"

In conclusion, the study found that men consider sex more important for their happiness, as compared to women. But would you say you agree?! Let Dr. Wendy Walsh know your thoughts on social media!

Check out the full study on Tracking Happiness.