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Cuddling Makes You Happy

Cuddling Makes You Happy

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As a health reporter, I have to follow many studies so I can stay on top of the latest research. The best part of this self-education is reading some of the weird stuff going on in academia. From time to time, I do a column on research about “Silly Science.”  Here's another...

The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University reports that older couples are more satisfied with their long-term relationships if they cuddle and pet.

Men ages 40-70 and their female partners were studied.  The couples had been together for an average of 25 years. The study included more than 1,000 couples from the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Both women and men were happier if they had higher levels of sexual functioning and frequent sex.

Women who had been with their partner for more than 15 years were more likely to be sexually satisfied. It was theorized that women become more satisfied over time because their expectations about sex change.

Fred Cicetti

Fred Cicetti is a freelance writer who specializes in health. He has been writing professionally since 1963. 

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