In a study of data led by researchers at Juan March Institute, Madrid, Spain and University of Washington, Seattle, in marriages where chores were divided based on traditional stereotypes – women did the housework and men handled care and lawn mowing, for example – couples had sex an average of 4.8 times a month. When both partners helped with everyday chores, the frequency dropped to 3.9 times per month.
Other research has found that men who neglect to pitch in with dinner prep may create conflict in your marriage around the division of household labor. Men who shun cooking and cleaning can actually engender marital conflict which could also result in less sex.
Couples who feel they are sharing the duties of raising a family and managing a household are more likely to be happy in their relationship, and that leads to more affection.
Until you have the courage and the commitment to fully engage in your relationship, to be so intentional about it that it becomes the highest priority in your life, genuine intimacy cannot occur. Sexual intimacy of the highest order only occurs when the heat of passion melts the barriers around your hearts. With the freedom to pursue that special closeness only committed partners know, two hearts will meld together in a dance of Divine love.
Sex is fun… and pleasure is good for you!
Someone once said that women often fake orgasm because men fake foreplay! Couples who thrive in their experience of each other strive to seek the balance necessary for both to find mutual pleasure in their lovemaking. Both must take full responsibility for getting what they want and giving what their partner needs.
When was the last time you did something together for the first time?
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