If You And Your SO Do Chores Together You Have Better Sex, It’s Fucking Science Man

I always knew that chores affected one’s sex life.

And by that, I mean that I always knew living in filth would make it very difficult to convince someone to sleep over. However, new evidence shows that cleaning around the house may have more of an effect on your sex life than you might think.

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A recent study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, indicates that when (heterosexual) partners split up their household chores evenly, they tend to have more satisfying and frequent sex. The study found that couples who split their chores had sex roughly 6.8 times a month, while couples who did not divvy up the housework only got busy about 5 times a month.
So, if you find yourself doing the lion’s share of the housework, or (more likely), that neither of you is doing any of the chores and you are living in total squalor like trolls, then it’s time to bring your cleaning routine into the future.
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Also, it apparently helps if the designated chores fall outside of the stereotypical gender norms. For example: he does more of the cooking and dishes, you take out the trash and do the yard work. This is due to the fact that (shocker!) people are likely to be happier in their relationships if they feel both parties are treated with equal amounts of respect, and if both parties take on equal amounts of responsibility.
“Contemporary couples who adhere to a more egalitarian division of labour are the only couples who have experienced an increase in sexual frequency compared to their counterparts of the past,” says one of the study’s authors, Sharon Sassler. “We’re seeing that gender equality doesn’t destabilize relationships the way it used to … relationship quality and stability are generally highest when couples are happy with their divisions of labour and find them equitable and fair.”
So, essentially, feminism and equality lead to a great sex life. I knew it, you knew it, we all knew it — and now science knows it, too.
So get out of the kitchen and, um … go fix the car, or something!
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