According to a team of psychologists at George Mason University, who has published a study in Emotion, sex can not only provide well-being, but even give some meaning to life. Especially the day after I had it.
Wellbeing and privacy
The study involved 152 university students (including 116 women) and examined the relationship between frequency and quality of sex with moods and general well-being. 63% of the subjects maintained monogamous relationships.
Participants had to keep a nightly diary for 21 days in which they recorded their moods, if life felt significant, and if they had sex since the last entry. The scientists also wanted to know if sex was good and intimate.
What they found is that sex provided not only well-being, but greater meaning to life. The research also showed that for sex to increase the sense of well-being, participants had to have more intimate relationships, while “simply being in a committed relationship is insufficient to obtain benefits.”
However, the limitations of the study lie in its dependence on university students and its small sample size.