Men Who Help with Housework Have Better Sex Lives
Put on the dish gloves, gentlemen. A Canadian study has concluded that husbands who help around the house with domestic chores, such as doing the laundry or washing the dishes have a better sex life than those who don’t.
The finding, published in the _Journal of Family Psychology, _contradicts previous research that had found that men who did chores traditionally seem as female had sex less often than men who let their wives handle all the household duties.
Researchers at the University of Alberta reviewed data from the German Panel Analysis of Intimate Relationships and Family Dynamics project which included 1,338 couples. Men recorded the amount of housework they did, what chores they did, and whether they thought their role in house chores was fair. Then, one year later, each couple’s sex life was assessed by noting frequency of se,x as well as each partner’s sexual satisfaction.
While the results did not show any direct association between the amount of housework a man did and a couple’s sex life, the findings did suggest that men who reported more equal participation in household chores ended up having more sex with their partners. Those couples also reported that the sex was more satisfying, when compared to men who did not contribute to household chores.
The researchers said their findings indicate that couples who wish to improve their sexual intimacy may benefit by splitting household chores.