Does Frequent Sex Help a Marriage?

on Monday, 14 June 2010

Being at it like bunnies might seem like the perfect example of showing affection for your partner, but a recent study by Kristina Dzara in Southern Illinois yields some interesting results. Dzara noticed that, whilst much research has been done on marital sexual relations, very little has been conducted on the effects of the frequency of sex on marriage itself.

Dzara used three criteria - frequency, satisfaction, and agreement - to rate the effect of intercourse on the subsequent disruption of marriages. She found that the frequency of intercourse did not significantly affect future marital status; however, there were some interesting gender differences: whilst women seemed to be relatively unaffected by how much they were getting, men who reported satisfactory levels of intimacy early on in their married lives were less likely to be part of a couple who later experienced marital disruption.

The full article can be found here.

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