I haven’t had the privilege of posting about a sex study recently; luckily, the Kinsey Institute just conducted a new sex study about men, women, and their relationship and sexual preferences in heterosexual relationships. Apparently, guys in long-term relationships are now all about the cuddling, while women are more sexually satisfied than men in long-term relationships.
The large study included 1,009 people in committed relationships from the U.S., Brazil, Germany, Japan and Spain. The researchers asked the voluntary study participants to complete a questionnaire covering sex and relationships. The results of the entire study will be published in August and many of the answers varied depending on the country; Brazilian and Spanish men reported less happy relationships. Japanese men, surprisingly, claimed to have the happiest relationships.
The researchers concluded that the reason women reported that their “sexual satisfaction increased over time” was because women tend to leave relationships when they are not sexually satisfied. Truthfully, this assumption makes little sense because don’t men do the same exact thing?
The Kinsey researchers still have lots of data to analyze form the survey, so expect more revelations about the results in the near future. Kinsey, for those of you who are not in the know, was one of the first American sex researchers and is most known for his Kinsey scale of sexuality which shows a person’s sexual attraction to different genders on a scale.
Kinsey is not the only one studying sex; in the past couple of years, there have been several sex studies including a study linking EQ, IQ, and a woman’s capacity to have orgasms; a different and totally improbable study linking female orgasms with penis size; and yet another study study which shows that some hook ups actually lead to sex.
Truthfully, not all sex studies are created alike, and like penises, the studies vary in their size and scope. It all depends on if the researchers know what they are doing when they set up the studies. (Translation: don’t necessarily expect your hookup to lead into a relationship just because you read about a sex study saying it was possible.) Likewise, I think it’s important to see who is conducting the study as some researchers might start out with a basic hypothesis in mind before they carry out their studies. Whenever I read about the results of a sex study, I like to see if men or women conducted the study, because they is sometimes a gender bias.