Study | Women Define Long-Term Relationship Success By Sexual Satisfaction

RoseTracker| Julia Heiman, director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction is surprised over the results of a multi-year study that examines relationship satisfaction among men and women from five countries, who’ve been married more than 20 years.

In what sounds like a total reversal of expected gender behavior, Heiman found that among men a number of factors could predict relationship satisfaction, including health, sexual functioning and intimacies like kissing and cuddling.

In women, only sexual functioning — level of desire, frequency of arousal and orgasm — seemed to predict relationship satisfaction. Heiman says the result “was really different from what we expected.” via Washington Post

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