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Sharing the housework between the members of the couple improves the sex life

Sharing the housework between the members of the couple improves the sex life

May 26, 2024

Are you a man and have a hard time washing dishes or doing laundry? Well this study may change your way of thinking . A recent investigation affirms that dividing the tasks of the home between the members of the pair improves the sexual life of this one.

So, wash dishes after lunch and dinner, sweep and scrub the room every day or iron clothes to your partner can provide you with a more active and satisfying sex life . This study contradicts the results of an investigation that was conducted in the United States in the year 2012, and in which it was concluded that men who carried out household chores (doing laundry, cooking, etc.) had a sexual life less satisfying and less active.

Couples who share equally the tasks of the home have more and better sex

The study was conducted in Canada, at the University of Alberta, and found that heterosexual couples had more frequent and better quality sex when both members contributed to the housework . The results revealed that when a man felt he was making just contributions to housework and the woman felt that she was not doing it alone, the couple tended to make love on more occasions and both members enjoyed it more.

The research was led by Matt Johnson, a member of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Alberta. Johnson did not agree with the results of an investigation that was conducted in the United States in 2012, in which it was concluded that the men who carried out household tasks (such as doing laundry, food, washing clothes, etc.) had a less satisfying and active sexual life. According to him: "These findings did not fit my intuition and my own experience as a family therapist."

To carry out the research, he analyzed data from a German study that lasted 5 years and in which 1,338 couples from this country participated. After the analysis, Johnson discovered that his intuition was right. As the results revealed, helping with household chores does not lead to a less satisfying sex life, but quite the opposite .

Respect seems to be the cause of a more satisfying sex life

But his conclusion is not that the woman feels excited to see a man doing housework, It's a matter of respect . "An equitable division of housework causes the couple to feel respected on a day-to-day basis," says Johnson.

In addition, she adds: "Doing household chores may not be fun, but when women know that their partner makes an effort to do housework, there are fewer conflicts and helps to prevent anger, creating an environment conducive to a sexual life more satisfying. "

Other studies claim that there is a relationship between sharing household chores and satisfaction in marriage

The researcher explains that "there may be small cultural differences between different countries. For example, Germans tend to be more traditional about gender roles when it comes to doing housework than Americans do. " But "this study has only evaluated the relationship between doing housework and greater satisfaction in the sexual life of the couple", especially when women perceive that the husband is also involved in domestic work.

These conclusions confirm the results of another study by Brian Ogolsky published in April 2014 in the Journal of Sex Roles, and that affirmed that there was a positive correlation between sharing household chores and satisfaction in marriage . For this study, researchers analyzed 220 couples who married in the past two years, and found that adjusting and meeting expectations about household chores was essential for a good marriage.

Understanding the importance of carrying out domestic tasks as a team by the members of the couple can cause the break or maintenance of the marriage. "In the United States, the ambiguity in the division of household chores tends to end in tension and resentment," conclude researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in another study carried out in 2007.

Conclusions: an excuse to end sexism at home

This article shows the importance of sharing household chores in the couple's day-to-day life for essential reasons: for a better sex life as a couple and for a lasting marriage.

Regarding Johnson's research, the results are important for couples, as they show the influence of respect among the members of the couple for greater intimacy and a better sex.However, the underlying issue is the need for our society to move towards more flexible gender roles, and for all people to assume their responsibility to contribute to domestic issues, regardless of whether he is male or female .

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