There’s nothing quite like the thrill of starting a brand new romantic relationship with somebody you’re completely smitten with. During what’s often called “the honeymoon phase,” it becomes an all-consuming thing; you only think about each other, you try to spend every waking minute with them as possible, and of course, once you’re ready, the sparks start a-flying in the bedroom.
However, once you’re through that phase, things begin to change. Suddenly you’re a lot more comfortable being yourselves around each other, you’re a little more independent than you were before, and things cool down to a reasonable level that’s much easier to maintain. Sometimes this is where you’ll see cracks in the relationship begin to form, but other times it becomes a sign that you two are meant to last beyond just physical attraction.
The question remains though; how much sex should you and your partner still be having in order to keep yourselves happy and healthy? It’s a natural part of every relationship, and people obviously have different sex drives from one another, so it’s a little bit hard to say. However, researcher Amy Muise at the University of Toronto, Mississauga has decided to try to tackle the question herself!