Household chores: sharing for better enjoyment

If your partner is doing the dishes while you’re relaxing after eating a delicious meal she’s prepared, get up and help her now. Your sex life depends on it.

A new study has highlighted the importance of household chores in couples’ sex lives. The study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, reveals that couples who share household chores equally and fairly have more sex.

Sharon Sassler, one of the study’s authors, explained that the frequency of sex in relationships has been decreasing worldwide and that the only couples that are experiencing an increase are those that “adhere to a more equal division of labour”. When one member of the couple does most (or all) of the housework, the frequency of sex decreases.

The researchers found that couples who shared household chores equally had sex an average of 6.8 times per month. That may not sound like much, but it’s a whole report more than couples in which the woman did most of the housework.

So if you want to improve your sex life, have a happy relationship and generally not be a bad spouse, make sure you divide the housework equally. If he cooks, you do the dishes. Then have sex.

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