Do you remember how many times you’ve looked at your mate when he’s doing some housework like laundry, cooking or — bless his heart — cleaning the dreaded toilet and thought: Damn, the way he’s using that sponge is so hot?
Well, rest assured; you are not alone.
According to a study done by the University of Chicago, older couples who enjoy more equality between the sexes are also more likely to report being satisfied with their sex lives. Conversely, couples who live in countries where men have a more dominant status over women report less satisfaction. And we do mean couples here . . . not just the men!15
The Global Study of Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors (GSSAB) study, which looked at more than 27,000 people in 29 countries, is one of the first to document sexual behavior and well-being in the older population on a global scale.
So, without further ado, here are the countries boasting the greatest sexual satisfaction: Austria; Spain; Canada; and — drum roll, please — the United States of America.
Hooray for the home team!
- In Western nations, two-thirds of men and women reported their sexual relationships were satisfying, and 80 percent said they were satisfied with their ability to have sex. About half of the men and one third of the women said sex was extremely or very important in their lives.
- In Middle Eastern nations, 50 percent of men and 38 percent of women found their sex lives satisfying. About 70 percent said they were satisfied with their ability to have sex. Sixty percent of men and 37 percent of women said sex is an important part of their overall lives.
- In East Asian countries, only about one quarter of men and women reported physical and emotional pleasure with sex, while two thirds of the men and half of the women reported satisfaction with their ability to have sex. Among men, 28 percent said sex was important to them, while only 12 percent of the women did.
“In relationships based on equality, couples tend to develop sexual habits that are more in keeping with both partners' interests,” said lead author, Edward Laumann of the University of Chicago. "Male-centered cultures where sexual behavior is more oriented toward procreation tend to discount the importance of sexual pleasure for women," he said.
What a surprise, right?
In other words, the more egalitarian your relationship is — in fact, the more egalitarian your country — the greater the likelihood that you’ll both be enjoying yourselves well into your triple digits!
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