When He Does Chores, You Have Less Sex

February 19, 2013  |  
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From YourTango

What woman wouldn’t want her husband’s help with daily chores? After all, even if your husband thanks you and expresses gratitude for your housework, words only go so far. Plus, no one wants to feel taken for granted, and an overload of household chores can easily dampen the desire for romance.

Interestingly, however, a University of Washington study found that married men who pitch in with household duties have 1.6 fewer sexual encounters per week than those who don’t. The study also revealed that when husbands stick to traditionally masculine chores (generally 17 hours per week) and wives stick to traditionally feminine chores (generally 34 hours per week), sex increases a little. So, the husband double-benefits from doing less household work. He enjoys more sex and less work while the wife doubles up on work and is probably too tired to enjoy the intimacy as a result.

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  • Bren

    Please. This study is bs! The fact that my husband helps with chores and other household responsibilities is a huge turn on for me! They must have surveyed geriatrics for this one. They way that I see it, if we help each other we have more time for each other.

  • Kahekili

    There is no such thing as ‘masculine chores’ and ‘feminine chores’.

    • RJA

      It said “traditionally”….

      • Kahekili

        Even so, what I said still stands.

  • G’Dyss

    so let me see if i get this right: he does less work and gets more sex and the wife doubles up on work and is too tired to enjoy sex..ergo, she’s to tired to “fight” him off and just lets him have has his way w/ her? what part of the healthy sex game is that?

  • Nikki

    Funny thing is, when my husband helps with chores, they get done faster and we have more time for sex. It’s clear that I wasn’t apart of this survey….

    • SheBe