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According to a study, '90s couples had less sex when they divided house tasks equally. But here's some better news for both our home lives and our sex lives...
When the Marital and Relationship Survey from 2006 and the National Survey on Families and Households from the early '90s asked married couples how they divided household labor and just how often they got it on? The result was shocking!
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Weirdly, '90s couples had less sex when they divided tasks equally. But here's some better news for both our home lives and our sex lives: By the time 2006 rolled around, people had far more sex when both parties split the housework than when the division was more lopsided. It looks like (shocker) we find helpfulness to be a turn-on.
According to Amanda Miller, Ph.D., an associate professor of sociology at the University of Indianapolis, USA and an author of the new study, things may have worked this way once because men were doing more out-of-home work while women stayed home and it also it felt more equal for women to do more household chores. But that's certainly not the case now.
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"When the housework feels more equitable or fair, individuals' sex lives benefit," she says. "Ultimately, a sense that the work is fairly divided in the kitchen leads to more sexual activity in the bedroom."
Looks like gender equality (during house work) makes relationships even better!
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