New research suggests that the longer a woman is in a relationship. the more likely her sexual desire decreases.
Researchers, Sarah Murray and Robin Milhausen from University of Guelph, Ontario, asked 170 undergraduate women and men who had been in heterosexual relationships from anywhere from one month to nine years to report their levels of relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction and sexual desire. Participants reported being generally satisfied with their relationships and sex lives.
The duration of a relationship was said to be a factor that changes the sexual desire in women than both relationship and sexual satisfaction. Scientists, however disagree. “Some researchers suggest that both men’s and women’s desire would decrease over time as relationships move from passionate to compassionate love,” said Murray.
According to evolutionary theorists, male desire remains perpetually high in over for them to produce many offspring, while female desire should decrease as their attention turns, towards child-rearing. Furthermore, men consistently tend to have higher levels of sexual desire compared to women. Differences in levels of hormones – testosterone, specifically, are believed to at least partially explain the gender divide.
Murray suggests that this research can help couples understand that the decrease in their sexual desire does not necessarily equate to bad news in their relationship. Instead, it’ll help couples put more effort into their sexual relationship.
“When an individual has sex with their partner over the course of many, many years, it takes creativity and openness to keep things fresh and exciting, said Murray. “Making time top be together and keep one’s sex life as an important part of one’s relationship is very important, and putting in effort to keeping things fun and interesting are crucial components”.
Source: Mother Nature Network
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