The Inspiration of Saint Matthew by Caravaggio (1602)

New Study Shows Affection, Not Sex, Creates Happiness

“A study in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin interviewed two groups of over 400 people in relationships. . . . What they concluded was that sex leads to affection, and it’s the affection [that] actually makes people happier in their lives overall. It was the regular intimate connections with another human that made their lives better.”