Plus, the studies have been conducted on very specific samples: married heterosexual couples and college-aged men and women.Few studies have taken a look at the health of a relationship as it relates to when the couple first had sex. Back in the early 2000s, Illinois State University communications professor Sandra Metts did a study to find out if having an emotional connection — in particular saying “I love you” before having sex — could have a positive impact on the trajectory of the relationship.
Research has given us the answers to several of our biggest sex questions, from how often couples should have sex in a relationship (it depends on your sex drive) to whether having more sex will make you happier.
(It usually won't.) But when is the optimal time to start being sexually intimate in a relationship?
Her study of almost 300 college-aged men and women found that it did.
Though not a clear indicator of the exact timing to have sex, Mett’s study did provide a checklist of potential steps partners should take before they get physical.
I met the love of my life a year ago on this thing and we shared a year of love, passion, happiness and bliss. I will never regret meeting him and the happiness and joy we shared.