Man, Woman, Sexual Dissatisfaction: A Survey
Most people assume that men in long-term relationships want more sex than they get; and most people are right. What they’re wrong about is the assumption that women in long-term relationships want less sex than they get. In fact, they want more too. What’s going on here? Tara Parker-Pope reports on an Australian survey of more than 3,000 men and 3,000 women that found that of those women who are unhappy with their sex life, twice as many wanted more sex as those wanting less. The New York Times Well columnist also tells us that men and women who were unhappy with the frequency of sex in their relationship were also most likely to report lower levels of overall relationship satisfaction. What to do? The Australian sex experts have the same advice as every other sex expert: talk about it, and make time to be intimate.