It is believed that the more someone craves sex, the more willing that person would be to settle down. It has been recently discovered that it is not so with all women. According to the June 2013 issue of the Journal of Research in Personality, as a lady’s longing for a one-night stand heightens, she becomes more discerning, seeking out only the most physically attractive men. Gentlemen, on the other hand, consider almost all women as potential partners, regardless of their beauty. That’s because men mostly just want sex, so they take whatever they can get. Women are looking for dominant, attractive men – even if they’re not trying to conceive. As to be expected good-looking guys will always get their way.
The February 2013 issue of the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin looked at more than 200,000 married couples. The Danish study found that husbands who rake in even slightly less cash than their wives are more likely to take medication for erectile dysfunction. The longstanding social norm of breadwinning men seems to be linked with the mental and physical health of both partners.
More about sex. Researchers at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury asked study participants to rank a list of 30 activities on how pleasurable, meaningful and engaging they are. Sex topped all three categories. Drinking alcohol came in second while childcare came in fifth. And people aren’t just happy while they’re having sex or drinking it up. Lead researcher Carsten Grimm says that people who do the things that rank highly for those three aforementioned categories are happier in general.
The February 2013 issue of the American Sociological Review examined 4,500 couples and researchers found that men who do chores traditionally (like ironing, doing the laundry and cooking) have sex less often than couples who divide housework based on customary gender roles. The reason? A man fixing the occasional blocked sink may be more arousing than one loading the washing machine.
According to a StudentBeans.com survey of about 5,000 students from over 100 universities across the UK, the average economics major has had nearly five sexual partners from the time they have started college. In comparison, media studies majors have three while environmental science majors have fewer than two. In addition to econ grads’ coveted incomes, the major is considered an intelligent, open-minded curriculum choice, which may make those who study it extra-eligible for bedroom action.
A February 2013 study commissioned by the US Travel Association found that couples who go on holiday together at least once a year have more satisfying sex lives. Out of 1,100 adults surveyed, 77% of those who took couples journeys rated their sex lives highly, as compared to only 66% of those who stayed put. Besides the sexy perks, weekend trips keep the romance alive for 83% of couples and spark more intimacy than small gifts do.
A few interesting new discoveries to think about there.