Breaking News

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

by Staff Reporter
30 January 2013 | 10731 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

Will Grace succeed Robert Mugabe?

Yes
22.22%
No
77.78%
Not sure
0%
9

Comments

News Updates

Email:

Latest News

Tribalism storm hits Chronicle

by Moyo Roy | 27 July 2014 | 3852 Views

Wife of Cameroon's vice prime minister kidnapped by Boko Haram - Three...

by Staff Reporter | 27 July 2014 | 2596 Views

This and that with Mal'phosa - Izali Beula i-Sewula

by Clerk Ndlovu | 27 July 2014 | 1047 Views

Sunday women matters with Blondie - Thought for that toiling Zimbabwean woman

by Lorraine Blondie Sibanda | 27 July 2014 | 966 Views

Water crisis hits Kamativi - WhatsApp update

by WhatsApp update | 27 July 2014 | 775 Views

Two die in horrific accident - WhatsApp update

by Concerned Citizen | 27 July 2014 | 2808 Views

Zim political violence re-surfaces, property worth $2000 burnt - A Zan...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 2223 Views

Man smashes baby to death on a rock, escapes jail - A ZIMUNYA man who ...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 1445 Views

Grace Mugabe attacks Tendai Biti - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's wife, Gra...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 3421 Views

Man goes to hospital for circumcision, wakes up with no penis - An Ala...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 3009 Views

I will not concede defeat to Mugabe - Tsvangirai

by Staff Reporter | 27 July 2014 | 2418 Views

Will Grace succeed Robert Mugabe? - First Lady Grace Mugabe's formal e...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 2067 Views

Chinotimba named legislator of the month - A weekend newspaper has...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 1079 Views

'Let's talk,' Tsvangirai begs Mugabe - MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai ...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 2267 Views

Grace Mugabe's appointment sends major shockwaves in Zanu-PF - First L...

by Patrice Makova and Moses Matenga | 27 July 2014 | 2600 Views

Mugabe sanctions to be reviewed in February next year - The European U...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 747 Views

Zimbabwe workers brace for mass street protests - The Zimbabwe Congres...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 1783 Views

Govt admits failing to provide funds for vital drugs

by Staff Reporter | 27 July 2014 | 523 Views

Bosso and others move to Hartsfield Rugby Ground - BULAWAYO football f...

by Ngqwele Dube | 27 July 2014 | 1560 Views

Public smokers face $500 fine or 6 months jail term - MINISTRY of Heal...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 1419 Views

Zim hospitals fail to pay for contraceptives - GOVERNMENT health insti...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 472 Views

Mugabe 'okayed' Jonathan Moyo's interrogation by cops

by Staff Reporter | 27 July 2014 | 2043 Views

Man kills cousin over amacimbi and isitshwala supper

by Thulani Ndlovu | 27 July 2014 | 1108 Views

Over 100 school girls fall pregnant

by Staff Reporter | 27 July 2014 | 1261 Views

School bars pupils from taking mid-term exams over school fees

by Ngonidzashe Chiutsi | 27 July 2014 | 909 Views

Malema in bid to shut down businesses in Johannesburg

by Staff Reporter | 27 July 2014 | 1888 Views

Ministry of Mines double pegging claims

by Staff Reporter | 27 July 2014 | 730 Views

Woman (30) buries newborn baby alive

by Sukulwenkosi Dube | 27 July 2014 | 1333 Views

Entertainment

Gospel singer wants prostitution to be legalised - Controversial gospe...

by Staff reporter | 27 July 2014 | 1617 Views

Zimbabwean boy revels in Soul Brothers music

by Lovemore Dube | 26 July 2014 | 5139 Views

Carl Joshua Ncube to tour with brand new material - The brand new stan...

by Staff Reporter | 24 July 2014 | 871 Views

Macheso gears up for UK tours - In an apparent joint preparation for t...

by Entertainment reporters | 23 July 2014 | 1703 Views

DJ Munya is back - After a two-year hiatus, DJ Munya - real name Munya...

by Entertainment Reporter | 23 July 2014 | 2931 Views

White guy plays chitekete - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp16XF-Tcf...

by Staff Reporter | 23 July 2014 | 4775 Views

Beyonce and Jay Z to separate - claims - Jay Z and Beyonce are reporte...

by Staff reporter | 22 July 2014 | 3968 Views