Tuesday 27 September 2016

Study reveals point when couples stop feeling sexually satisfied in relationships - it's sooner than you think

Published 16/01/2016 | 14:40

3PM is the time both men and women are most receptive to one another’s desires.
3PM is the time both men and women are most receptive to one another’s desires.

The point at which couples stop feeling sexually satisfied in relationships comes depressingly quickly, according to a new study.

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It drops after just a year together, according to researchers at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany.

The researchers examined data from the German Family Panel, a study of 3000 heterosexual people aged 25 to 41 in relationships.

The aim of the study was to find out how long couples feel sexually fulfilled in their relationships.

Participants were asked how happy they were iwth their sex lives and the findings, published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour' journal, found that the point of greatest sexual satisfaction is at one year.

Sexual satisfaction rises for the first twelve months of a relationship but then declines.

The researchers also found that marriage, cohabitation and children do not appear to have a significant impact on people's perceptions of sexual satisfaction within their relationship.

This is contrary to previous studies and despite the fact that it has been shown that the more children a couple has the less frequently they will have sex.

Arguments and rows have a much more significant impact with many couples saying that the more they fight the less sex they have.

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