If men did more chores, women would be more intimate

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There is evidence that if the husband did more chores, the wives would be more “in the mood”. It comes as a new study shows that when women carry a heavier ‘mental load’ that includes household chores, they are more likely to suffer from low sex drive, according to ScienceAlert. This is not shocking news, but important nonetheless. Showing that the key to women having a higher libido is for their male partners to be involved around the house as well.

Researchers at Swinburne University of Technology have found that when women felt that their male partners were not pulling their weight nationally, they were less satisfied with the relationship. This dissatisfaction could be directly seen by the desire or lack of desire for women having intimacy.

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The study, which was published in the journal, The Journal of Sex Research found that women who took on more in recent years when it came to the pandemic and homeschooling children while working from home and taking care of household chores were understandably burnt out. And when exhausted, there just isn’t the energy to want to be intimate with partners.

According Sutter Health, the definition of a “low libido” is one that is personal to each woman and each relationship. This is because intimacy is viewed differently when it comes to the importance of sex. As such, some people might think that a person’s definition of how often they have sex, or too much or maybe too little.


But as long as the partners are happy with the amount of sex they are having, they do not suffer from low libido. It’s when couples see a problem with how often they have sex that low libido may need to be explored.

To conclude that when male partners did not contribute as much as their female counterparts at home, women were less likely to want to be intimate, the researchers looked at the responses of nearly 300 Australian women aged 18 to 39.

According to study, the questions revolved around several things. These things included:

  • mental load
  • housework
  • Social activities
  • Free time
  • finance

These questions were then compared to three separate groups. These groups, according to ScienceAlert, included:

  • Women thought men and women had the same housework
  • Women thought they had more housework
  • Women thought men had more housework

What the study showed was that when work was shared equally, women had more desire for their partner. But because the number of women who fell into the group was so small, according to the publication, there wasn’t much information that could be inferred from the group.

The group that declared women who did most of the work were the least satisfied with their relationships. And when the children were thrown into the mix, the satisfaction decreased furtheraccording ScienceAlert.

Therefore, if men want their partners to be more receptive and want to have more sex, more needs to be done at home. Something that may seem very small for men. But for women who have worked hard at home and sometimes at home and at work, it can mean they are seen for how hard they work. And how could it not arouse the desire for partners?

Source: ScienceAlert, The Journal of Sex Research, Sutter Health

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