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Relationship losing steam? How long have you been together?

A study shows that people were happiest about their sex life after a year into their relationship.

sex and relationships Updated: Nov 26, 2015 19:21 IST
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Frequency and passion in the action between the sheets gradually declines after the first year together.(Shutterstock)

Has it ever happened to you that everything goes smooth in a relationship in the first year. Sparks that flew when you first met are still keeping the two of you warm, conversations are interesting and the sex is amazing. So what happens with the beginning of the second year?

A new study has found that people are happiest about their sex lives after a year into their relationship, and thereafter the frequency and passion in the action between the sheets gradually declines.

The researchers questioned 3,000 people aged between 25 and 41, asking them on several occasions to rank their sex lives.

Contrary to popular belief, having children doesn’t have a noticeable effect of the quality of a couple’s sex life. (Shutterstock)

An analysis of the results showed that people were happiest about their sex life after a year into their relationship, marieclaire.co.uk reported.

And contrary to popular belief, having children doesn’t have a noticeable effect of the quality of a couple’s sex life, the study found.

“We did not find that having children played a major role in a couple’s sexual satisfaction,” said study’s lead author Claudia Schmiedeberg from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich.

She added that this is “remarkable” as research has shown that “sexual frequency is heavily influenced by the existence and age of children”.

Rather than children, arguments were to be blamed for a decline in sexual activity, with couples asserting that more quarrelling led to less sex.

So if you want a great sex life, try to put the fights on hold, the findings suggest.