Couples who leap into bed together on the first date are less likely to have long and happy relationships.
A study looking at the effects of sex before marriage has found it is better not to, with early sexual satisfaction stunting the development of key ingredients of a healthy relationship, including caring and understanding.
Researchers from Cornell University in New York say it is better to abstain early on in a courtship or build up a gradual sexual relationship.
Sex life: Researchers say couples are happier when they abstain in the bedroom
The research, reported in The Independent On Sunday, is the first of its kind, and concluded: 'Precocious, premarital sexual activities may have lasting effects on relationship quality.
'Courtship is a time for exploration and decision-making about the relationship, when partners assess compatibility, make commitments and building on emotional and physical intimacy.
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