After reading this you guys are going to be begging to take out the trash, and wash the dishes.
A new study suggests that “couples enjoy more frequent and satisfying sex for both partners when the housework is split equally”. These findings from Dr. Matt Johnson are in contrast to earlier studies conducted by the American Sociological Review in 2012, but Johnson thinks that study was flawed by cultural differences between the US and Germany. So how does this work?
The study used data from 1,338 German couples who were a part of the German Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics (pairfam) project. During this experiment, evidence has shown that “when male partners reported making a fair contribution to housework, the couple experienced more frequent sexual encounters, and each partner reported higher sexual satisfaction 1 year later.” If you think about this it makes total sense.
Just stop and picture how your current or previous relationships play or played out. Specifically, think about household chores. When one person is doing everything in the house it’s only logical that they will hold a bit of resentment for the other person regardless of what that person is contributing to the relationship outside of the housework.
There will always be those days you bust your ass and your significant other comes home and expects everything to be done. Are you really looking to jump on top of them burning with desire?
On the other hand, let’s say your guy or gal simply takes the trash out or washes the dishes. Anything to show that they are with you. That they have your back. That you are in this together. What happens then?
Did you know that helping people actually make you feel better? That’s right. Now, let’s rewind. You came home and after dinner, you immediately wash the dishes.
You feel good about helping out and your boo is feeling equally euphoric because you just showed that you care. The moral of the story here; If you want some, do some…housework.[Feature Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash]