Cuddling after sex, rather than immediately parting ways, has just been identified by Canadian researchers as being a contributor to “sexual and relationship satisfaction.”
“The findings are quite intuitive; it’s not different from what we would expect,” said lead author Amy Muise, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto whose research was funded by the federal government.
“We know that sex is important for overall relationship quality … but there wasn’t a lot of work about what it actually is about sex that’s contributing to people feeling happier about their relationship,” she added.
Size does matter: Women rate men with larger genitalia as more attractive, Ottawa biologist says
Science has spoken and, yes, gentlemen, size does matter.
A newly published study by a University of Ottawa researcher has concluded penis length exerts a measurable sway on females evaluating potential sexual partners.
“We found that flaccid penis size had a significant influence on male attractiveness,” concludes the study that was published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
“Males with a larger penis were rated relatively more attractive.”
Biologist Brian Mautz said he came to the study through curiosity over the evolution of male genitalia. Compared to other male primates, human endowment is generous.
The paper noted more research might need to be done on the topic, as there may be other peripheral factors affecting sexual satisfaction other than post-sex affection: “It is possible that other physically intimate behaviors, such as massages or falling asleep together, are important for satisfaction as well.’’
The paper, ‘‘Post Sex Affectionate Exchanges Promote Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction,” was funded in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and was recently published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
The findings of the 12-page paper were based in part on a survey of 335 American participants who were recruited via the Amazon.com-operated crowdsourcing site Mechanical Turk.
Of participants who signed on, 84% reported being married or cohabitating, with relationship lengths of between four months and 30 years.
Participants were paid $0.60 to complete a 30-minute survey, where they were asked to provide estimates for “Duration of Post Sex Affectionate Behaviors,” “Duration of Foreplay” and then rate their “Sexual Satisfaction,” “Relationship Satisfaction” and “General Affection.”
“As expected, people who reported a longer duration of post sex affection reported higher relationship satisfaction,” reads an analysis of the results.
Higher rates of “post sex affection” were also found to result in “higher sexual satisfaction.”
One twist, however, was that the study’s 138 men seemed to be as pro-cuddle as the study’s 198 women. Both genders reported higher sexual satisfaction from prolonged cuddle times.
“It does kind of go against certain stereotypes that we have … overall the pattern was very similar for men and woman,” said Ms. Muise.
A second study involved a 21-day survey of 101 couples, recruited from the Greater Toronto Area via Craigslist posts advertising a “Couples Research Study.”
For all of the three week study period, both members of a couple were asked to complete a daily 10-minute survey “to report their daily relationship satisfaction and indicate whether they engaged in sex with their partner on that day.”
On sex days, this included noting — to the minute — how long the couple engaged in “post sex cuddling, caressing and spooning,” “post sex kissing,” and “post sex intimate talk, such as professing love.”
The results of the second survey similarly confirmed the power of post sex affection.
“On days when people reported feeling more satisfied with their post sex affection more than they typically did across the study, they were more satisfied with their sex lives,” read an analysis.
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