Many couples consider the quality of their love life as one of the keys of a successful relationship. However, a satisfying love life doesn’t depend solely on a person’s skills in the bedroom – there are many different factors that can affect the sexual aspect of a relationship. Here are some secrets to a satisfying love life.
How Frequently Should You Have Sex?
Many people believe that the more sex you have, the happier you’ll be, but that may not be the case. While this is true to a certain extent, one study suggests that having sex once a week can be enough to stay happy in a relationship. The study showed that couples who had intercourse several times every week weren’t significantly happier than couples who only did it once per week.
On the other hand, people who had sex at least once a week were happier than those who did it less often.
Some Important Turn-offs
According to a 2017 study published in the BMJ Open journal, there are several factors that can negatively affect our sexual desire in a relationship. For both sexes, having sex less frequently, being unhappy with the relationship, and certain health conditions (like depression) were all linked to a lower libido.
Talking About It
One of the most important secrets to a satisfying love life is open communication. Research shows that talking about your desires and fetishes predicts satisfaction better than almost all other factors. Don’t be afraid to tell your partner your likes and dislikes and be open to hearing the same from her.
Sex is such a personal and specific experience that it’s hard to come up with a definite list of secrets to a satisfying love life. However, having a healthy relationship in all other aspects and communicating openly with your partner seems to be a great start.