Men who help with the housework have sex more often study reveals
Published 04/11/2015 | 14:07
Men who do their fair share of the household chores have a better sex life, new research has suggested.
A new study revealed that men who contribute to the care and keeping of the home have sex more frequently with their partners.
The research, which was published in the Journal of Family psychology, surveyed more than 1,400 German couples about their sex life to see if there was a connection between housework and action in the bedroom.
The researchers found that couples who split the work have a better sex life over all, compared to those where one party takes over the housework.
The findings go against those established in previous studies which found that men who contribute more actually have less sex.
Author Dr Matt Johnson, from the University of Alberta, said: "[That study] didn't ring true. It didn't fit with my intuition and background experiences as a couple's therapist.
"In any relationship, the amount of housework is going to mean something different based on the couple's context, based on their own expectations for what each partner should be doing, and their comparison levels of what happens with other couples they know."
He added: "There are cultural differences but if the logic held from the prior studies, we would have expected to have a more pronounced negative impact of housework on sexuality in Germany because it's a bit more traditional. But that wasn't the case at all."
Dr Johnson added: "Rather than avoiding chores in the hopes of having more sex, as prior research would imply, men are likely to experience more frequent and satisfying passion for both partners between the sheets when they simply do their fair share."