Do husbands become less sexually attractive for wives while doing dishes?

31 Jan 2013, 13:22
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As the recent study conducted by the department of biology at the University of Seattle suggests, men who are doing more feminine task at home (cooking, cleaning etc.) are having 1.6 times less sex than those with 'masculine' set of tasks.


Despite the fact, that women usually encourage husbands to help them with chars, the trend is clear – wives feels less sexually attracted The study, published in the February issue of the journal American Sociological Review, tapped information on roughly 4,500 married U.S. couples who participated in the National Survey of Families and Households.


The nationally representative data, collected between 1992 and 1994, is considered the most recent large-scale information measuring sexual frequency in married couples. The average age of survey participants was 46 for the husbands and 44 for the wives, and the marriages were all heterosexual.


Together, the couples spent about 34 hours a week on traditionally female chores, plus an additional 17 hours a week on tasks typically considered men's work.


Husbands did about one-fifth of so-called traditional female chores and a little more than half of the male tasks, suggesting that wives helped out with the men's chores more often than husbands took on the wives'.


The researchers accounted for differences in self-reported happiness in the marriage, how recently the couples were married, family structure, each spouse's time spent in paid work, the wife's share of income, education and self-rated health, among other factors.

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