Researchers at the University of Toronto Mississauga, who instigated the study, have discovered that a smooch after a shag can promote bonding and sexual satisfaction. 

Couples who spend more time in bed together afterwards also reported feeling more satisfied with their sex lives and relationships.

As reported in the Mail Online, researcher Amy Muise suggested that when many people think of sex, they get hung up on the deed, or orgasm.

“This research suggests that other affectionate aspects of sex are important for sexual and relationship satisfaction,” she said.

The study also suggested that post-sex kissing and cuddling was especially important for parents, probably as they get very little time together, and have less time for sex.

“If you are able, spend those extra moments with your partner,” Muise said. “‘Make time for shared intimacy, such as cuddling, kissing and intimate talk.”

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