"Men who do their fair share of housework have a better sex life."

Study: Skip the dishes? Not so fast! Sex and housework revisited.

Original Article: MedicalNewsToday


Study Background

"To reinvestigate the association between housework and sex, the researchers reviewed the data of 1,338 couples who were part of the German Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics (Pairfam) project. Each male partner was asked about the amount of housework they did, what chores they did, and whether they perceived their housework contributions to be fair. The frequency of sex among each couple and each partner’s sexual satisfaction were assessed 1 year later." (MedicalNewsToday)


Findings

"Compared with men who reported making an unfair contribution to household chores, those who perceived a fair contribution to household chores engaged in more frequent sex with their partner, and both partners reported their sex being more satisfying." (MedicalNewsToday)


“Rather than avoiding chores in the hopes of having more sex, as prior research would imply, men are likely to experience more frequent and satisfying passion for both partners between the sheets when they simply do their fair share.” (Dr. Johnson)

Considerations

"The researchers note that there are cultural differences between Germany and the US; Germany tends to adopt more traditional gender roles, and studies have indicated German men do less housework than American men." (MedicalNewsToday)

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