Cuddling After Sex Increases Your Happiness And Life Satisfaction, Says Science. Bae, Are You Listening?
I don’t relate to those people who don’t like cuddles. In fact, I really feel there aren’t many because seriously, what’s not to love? I am the kind of person who loves long hugs, cuddling for hours and kissing endlessly. I like to kiss and wonder ‘why can’t we stop kissing’ and then kiss some more. I like to be held and caressed. All those warm, fuzzy feelings you get in your tummy, that we call butterflies, make you so much happier than the act of sex itself. And what makes me happier is that in an affirmation of sorts, a scientific study has proved that cuddles are as a matter of fact better than sex. I am not saying, you should give up on sex and just spoon. What I am saying is if you don’t physically show enough affection while at it, then you’re missing out!
While we’ve heard of so many health benefits of sex, do you know what that thing that links sex to life satisfaction is? It’s physical affection! Published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a study by the University of Toronto and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland found out that cuddling after sex makes you happier than the act itself.
And it wasn’t just one but four different studies that these researchers performed. People from different ethnicities were part of the sample pool and no matter where you come from, everyone liked cuddles. Cuddles are the best and it has been proven. So, you can’t tell me otherwise.
Researchers performed four different studies. Hundreds of parents from different ethnicities were surveyed as part of the sample pool. They interviewed more than 100 couples who recorded their emotions when they cuddled post-coitus and when they didn’t. And no cookies for guess what made them happier!
In fact, it seems like you don’t have to have sex that often to feel intimate with your partner as long as you’re hugging and cuddling. “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’re maintaining that connection,” explained co-researcher Amy Muise.
So go and hug your cutie and kiss all over his face! Don’t be shy to express your affection in full swing. After all, that’s what makes life happier!