Men want cuddles, women want sex26-08-2011
It contradicts what we've always believed, but apparently, men want a relationship with hugs and affection - whilst, women just want sex.
And after 15 years together, all the stresses from bringing up a family and so on, are lost and the sex gets better at this point. One thousand couples were surveyed over five countries, with the relationships spanning from one to 51 years.
Julia Heiman, the report's author, of the Kinsey Insitiute at Indiana University in the US, says: "Being in a relationship has some health value - we can learn what makes them sustainable and happy."
The participants were asked how many times in the past month they had kissed, cuddle, caressed and made love with their partner. They were also asked about their happiness in their relationships and sex lives. Both reported that their sex lives were improving, as their relationship continued. But men were more likely to say they were happy with their relationship, while women reported that they are being satisfied with sex.
Julia continues: "“It's possible that women became more sexually satisfied over time because their expectations change or life changes when their children grow up. The period of less satisfaction seems to overlap with the period of raising children, during which other things really take a focus.”
The findings, she admits is not what they were expecting. She says: “We became interested in relationships that endure and how might we begin to understand them. “Cuddles were more important to men in predicting the degree of happiness. The really useful message is we should not make presumptions about the genders. Because there's no way to be sure we're going to be right in any way.”
Source:Femalefirst Taryn Davies
By: Tene Sommer
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