Women lose interest in sex after one year

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After just one year in a relationship, women lose interest in having sex with their partner.

This claim was made by researchers at Southampton University. They arrived at this after conducting a survey of 6,669 women and 4,839 men between the ages of 16 and 74. While they found that an interest in sex declines with age for both genders, it occurs to women at a faster rate than men.

More than a third – 34 per cent – of all the women surveyed were not bothered about the idea of having sex, while only 15 per cent of men had a similar reaction.

Among the women who had reportedly lost interest in sex, many cited having children under five years old or giving birth in the last year. This could be the result of “fatigue associated with a primary caring role”, the authors wrote. Other possible explanations could be “the fact that daily stress appears to affect sexual functioning in women more than men or possibly a shift in focus of attention attendant on bringing up small children” they suggested.

Bad experiences with sex, such as “forced intercourse” and contracting an STI, were also explanations given by women in the survey for their aversion.

The results were published in the British Medical Journal Open.

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Stowe Family Law Web Team

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4 comments

Devil's - September 17, 2017 at 9:08am

Because the man has no clue in being to able to be compassionately supportive of his partner. Intimate and passionate erotic relations are needed not one based on ‘grunt and gristle’ sex…it is the hall mark for a long and successfully happy marriage and FAR fewer divorces.
Oh but wait that wouldn’t do the family devil solicitors much good now will it….Don’t blame having children as an excuse. This is why this backward nation relies so little on post natal education for up to five years after the birth of a child or children. It would prevent a lot of divorces and scupper alienation and other family abuses.
I wish we would grow up and make legal our human right to be a parent, which would enable the development of better family units…but wait again…we can’t do this as we are economic units to a gangster based capitalistic system. Oh my!
(Fom an experienced Samaritan)

Paul - September 17, 2017 at 9:48am

This makes alot of sense. This is probably why infidelity is still part of our way of life.

Andy - September 17, 2017 at 10:53am

They then plead poverty in a relationship then start to transform into the financial thief..if you have a joint account…plus the lies they scheme up…
So, in such cases don’t bother…then DV accusation then the list goes on…

Dr Grumpy - October 3, 2017 at 9:58am

Still doesn’t explain why a lesbian would marry and have kids with a heterosexual male she lied to?

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