The key to keep feeling happy in a long term relationship? Well, there are a lot of things, but it seems to be about diversity and communication.
Here’s what you should know:
When asked about the first six months of their relationship, 80 percent said they were satisfied with their sex lives. But at the time of the survey only 43 percent of men and 55 percent of women were still. In fact, 45 percent of men and 27 percent of women said they were not happy, that’s pretty depressing.
People who are happier with more sex. The happy group, 80 percent of men and 81 percent of women were having sex at least once a week, compared to about 20 percent of the dissatisfied group – so a used bed is a bed happy. But the researchers stressed it is difficult to say whether having more sex means more satisfaction or vice versa.
So clearly sexual satisfaction is not the same for everyone, but there seemed to be a difference between men and women. The biggest indicators were for the men: having the right mood, sexual variety, and communication. Which makes sense, because communication is always important, and if we talk in the long term, I can imagine that you would like to change it a bit.
The number of orgasms important for women in a way that they do to men. It would be interesting to see if that changes with a younger demographic, which appear to be closing the gap orgasm. But communication and mood appeared for both men and women, showing how important they are to the long-term sexual satisfaction.