Sex and Alcohol Make Us Happier Than Religion and Kids – Well, No Shit.

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The rest of the world has finally learned what we swingers have known for years; that sex and alcohol make humans happy. Very happy.

Researchers used text messaging to build up a map of what activities people routinely rated as bringing the most and least happiness to their daily lives and found that sex ranked first in all three categories measured in the survey: Pleasure, meaning and engagement.

Using Facebook and doing housework both ranked low on the happiness scale, according to the study compiled by Carsten Grimm from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Grimm used mobile-phone text-messaging to collect data on what people did during the day and how they felt about it, a technique called ‘experience sampling’. (So now if you get caught texting at work or school, you can say your partaking in research. LOL)

“Those who tend to be high on all three orientations to happiness not only score high on life satisfaction, they also tend to have higher experiences of pleasure, meaning, engagement and happiness in their daily lives. This means that being able to seek happiness in different ways may enrich your everyday experience and increase your overall well-being,” he said.

Top-ranked activities according to the survey

1. Sex

2. Drinking alcohol

3. Volunteering

4. Meditating/religion

5. Caring for children

6. Listening to music

7. Socializing

8. Hobbies

9. Shopping

10. Gaming

Worst-ranked activities:

1. Recovering from sickness

2. Facebook (Mark Z., are you reading this??)

3. Housework

4. Studying

5. Texting

6. Going to lecture

7. Paid work

8. Commuting

9. Computer work

10. Washing

Do you agree with this study? Where is sex on your “happiness list”?

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  1. #1 by rougedmount on July 5, 2013 - 4:31 pm

    your title line? totally cracked me up

    • #2 by shalynne on July 5, 2013 - 7:56 pm

      Hehe. Glad it gave you a chuckle. Thanks for reading and posting a comment.

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