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Study: Your friends’ sex lives affect your happiness

Plus, could kissing and telling be good for your love life?

By Kristin Wong Jun 24, 2013 7:26PM

Does a pal's sex life make you depressed? You're not alone. Researchers from the University of Colorado say that knowing a friend is having more sex than you makes you unhappy. But if you’re the one having the most sex in your inner circle, you’ll be a happy camper.

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YourTango.com reported on the study, adding that, despite the findings, kissing and telling could be good for your love life.

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Dr. Judi Cinéas gives her argument for sharing sex stories:

"When good friends find something that is working for them, they should share it with one another. When certain sexual behaviors seem taboo, people are reluctant to try it. But, once your friends are doing it, it destigmatizes the behavior, making it feel more acceptable to try."

Read the full report here.

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