Breaking News

Married men who do house work 'get less sex' - Research

by Staff Reporter
30 January 2013 | 11812 Views
Model husbands who cook, clean and generally help around the house may be missing out in bed, according to researchers.

Married men are likely to have less sex if they do a lot of housework, a study found.

But they could improve their sex lives by easing off the washing-up and chopping wood instead.

"Couples in which men participate more in housework typically done by women report having sex less frequently," said study leader Dr Sabino Kornrich, from the Juan March Institute in Madrid, Spain.

"Similarly, couples in which men participate more in traditionally masculine tasks - such as yard work, paying bills, and auto maintenance - report higher sexual frequency."

The results suggest that adopting traditional gender roles is important to sexual desire and performance, said Dr Kornrich.

Data from the US National Survey of Families and Households was used in the study, published in the American Sociological Review.

During the month prior to the survey, men claimed to have sex an average of 5.2 times and women 5.6 times.

But couples in which women did most of the cooking, cleaning and shopping had sex more often.

The scientists looked at whether husbands who refused to do household chores might be more coercive when it came to sex, but ruled out this explanation.

"Wives' reported satisfaction with their sex life has the same relationship to men's participation in household labour as sexual frequency," said Dr Kornrich.

"Had satisfaction with sex been low, but frequency high, it might have suggested coercion. However, we didn't find that."

A range of other factors including happiness, religion, and gender ideology had no affect on the findings.

"The importance of gender has declined over time, but it continues to exert a strong influence over individual behaviours, including sexual frequency within marriage," Dr Kornrich added.

He had a warning for men who might now think they can be excused housework altogether.

That strategy was likely to backfire badly.

"Men who refuse to help around the house could increase conflict in their marriage and lower their wives' marital satisfaction," said Dr Kornrich.

"Earlier research has found that women's marital satisfaction is indeed linked to men's participation in overall household labour, which encompasses tasks traditionally done by both men and women."
Married

Source: Mirror

Does Prophet Magaya's anointing oil work?

Yes
16.94%
No
70.82%
Spiritual matters
12.24%
425

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

FlyAfrica mulls special fare for school children - Local budget airlin...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 589 Views

Mugabe son in-law in no show - President Robert Mugabe's son in law Si...

by Staff Reporter | 02 March 2015 | 2952 Views

Women stabs hubby with 3 kitchen knives, killing him in the process - ...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 2610 Views

All Zimbabweans are equal regardless of race, colour or creed - Zim...

by Obert Chaurura Gutu | 02 March 2015 | 1132 Views

Unpacking Mugabe's own lack of confidence in his 'leadership' abilitie...

by Fbr Mthokozisi Ndiweni | 02 March 2015 | 1450 Views

MDC-United unstoppable, Zimbabweans pin hopes on teamwork - The on cou...

by Kurauone Chihwayi | 02 March 2015 | 1502 Views

Mugabe's imprisonment threat enough to scar the cowardly Mutasa! - Mug...

by Wilbert Mukori | 02 March 2015 | 2113 Views

Gushungo Dairy to start ice cream and chocolate production - Grace Mug...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 945 Views

Bus accident 6 dead, 39 injured - Six people died while 39 were injur...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 2531 Views

Mugabe told to 'stop making laughable public statements' - Former Zanu...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 3846 Views

Mujuru and her allies will rot in jail, says Mugabe - In an ominous bi...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 3044 Views

'I'm not afraid of Mugabe' - Former Zanu-PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo ...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 3913 Views

Zimbabwean youngster signs 2 year contract with Ipswich - A highly ra...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 3798 Views

Chiyangwa appears to have patched things with wife Elizabeth

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 5916 Views

Welshman Ncube, Tendai Biti in futile endeavour

by chronicle editorial | 02 March 2015 | 4887 Views

Mutasa, the Chinhoyi diesel discovery illusionary badly miscalculated ...

by Suitable Kajau | 02 March 2015 | 3921 Views

The inevitable demise of opposition politics in Zimbabwe - The post 20...

by Prince Khumbulani Malinga | 02 March 2015 | 1349 Views

Wanted person - Picture - Police are looking for a man wanted in con...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 5960 Views

Chaos at Zinasu meeting - A ZIMBABWE National Students Union (ZINASU) ...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 1505 Views

Supersport deal delays Zimbabwe PSL kick-off - SOCCER fans would have ...

by Grace Chingoma | 02 March 2015 | 2139 Views

Mugabe eyesight problems worsen - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's eyesight p...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 5470 Views

Mnangagwa was first class freedom fighter but State President, no! - W...

by Patrick Guramatunhu | 02 March 2015 | 3300 Views

World Bank to disburse funds to Zimbabwe this month - The World Bank w...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 2273 Views

'Opposition party members' children denied access to educational assis...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 1003 Views

'We don't regret supporting Zanu-PF,' says Charumbira - Zimbabwe Chief...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 1120 Views

Mphoko unfit to lead National Healing and Reconciliation - Heal Zimbab...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 895 Views

'I once confronted Mugabe,' says Mnangagwa - Vice President Emmerson M...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 4433 Views

Grace jumped gun on Mujuru, says Mugabe - President Robert Mugabe has ...

by Staff reporter | 02 March 2015 | 4986 Views

Entertainment

DStv annual price increase effective 1 April 2015 - MultiChoice Afric...

by Mafu Sithabile | 02 March 2015 | 1305 Views

Popular Zim dancehall chanter arrested for fraud

by Liberty Dube | 27 February 2015 | 3442 Views

Group pens song for Mugabe - A 7-member group from Acturus has release...

by Staff reporter | 21 February 2015 | 1896 Views

Mathias Mhere saga takes new twist - Gift Mahlupeka, who allegedly che...

by Staff reporter | 20 February 2015 | 10407 Views

Mlambos Express Band flies Matabeleland Flag - Mlambos Express Band po...

by Entertainment Reporter | 20 February 2015 | 3337 Views

Will Smith's marriage is pretty much dead - For the past 18 years, Wil...

by BlackAmericaWeb | 19 February 2015 | 7070 Views
iBlog

Is Pregnancy Putting Your Sexual Life On Pause?

it is often believed that once you become pregnant there is no way that you can have sexual intercourse until that baby is born, which results in placing a strong hold on different couples sex lives. in this article we are going to focus on how yo... Read More
adoniadennis 08 December 2014 ago

Protect Your Greatest Small Business Asset: Time

if your work week is way more than 40 hours, your smartphone is glued to your hand, and your to-do list is multiple pages of overdue tasks—you know how valuable every minute of your time is.your smartphone and tablet make doing business from anyw... Read More
Sergey 05 September 2014 ago