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Having sex is the best way to feel good

sex-and-relationships Updated: Nov 14, 2011 18:49 IST

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Making love boosts happiness more than anything else, a new research has found. The Mappiness project, which was run by researcher George MacKerron in conjunction with the London School of Economics, asked more than 45,000 Apple smart users to record their activity, location and happiness upto five times a day via a special application.

They received more than three million responses over more than a year and the results were fed into a so-called hedonimeter that tracked the nation’s mood minute by minute. 12.9 % of respondents said that making love makes them happy, while 6.5 claimed attending concert and watching films make them happy. 5.6 % are happiest while indulging in reading activities, and exercise and sports raise spirit of 6.5 % of people.

The researchers also found that Christmas Day was the happiest day of the year. They discovered there was a spike in Britain’s happiness on the day of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding on 29th April. "Through April we see a series of spikes due Coupleto bank holidays," Daily Mail quoted MacKerron as telling the Sunday Times. "On the royal wedding day, there was a spike at around 11am during the service and again at 1pm when William and Kate went out on the balcony," he said.