Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Daily Dandy News Flash

Overheard on my treadmill this morning: More housework=More sex

Really? I found this so interesting. So, if I stay home and clean the toilets, I'm gonna get rewarded in the bedroom? No, that can't be right. What if it was reversed? What if My Guy stayed home and cleaned the toilets? Does that mean that he's entitled to an evening of me being his own personal love slave?

According to a new study, the more housework you do, the more sex, you as a couple, are likely to have. Hmm, I needed to investigate this fascinating fact further. The study shows that sharing the household chores actually "promotes friendship and intimacy". Participants said they saw the work in the home as a show of commitment to shared interests and taking pride in their environment. Some believed that actually being alone in a place that you are comfortable and relaxed was conducive to the sexual experience.

The study defined housework as nine chores: cleaning, preparing meals, washing dishes, washing and ironing clothes, driving family members around, shopping, yard work, maintaining cars and paying bills. Just a brief glance at those nine chores and I can rate the score for me and My Guy as:

My Guy:4

(And technically, it's only 8 chores for us because one of those chores listed, neither of us do)

OK so, hey! That's sexy. The study also found that most of the participants were highly motivated individuals who tended to prioritize their lives, making sex a priority rather than let the demands of a busy life interfere with intimacy. This study is said to now join a larger body of longitudinal studies that illustrate how housework shapes the dynamics of a marriage. They suggest sharing household chores are the third most important factor in maintaining a healthy marriage; right behind faithfulness and healthy sexual intimacy.

Well I'll be damned.

I can't wait for Saturday. We've got a whole day planned of household chores.


Thomas (Tom) Rimington said...

I just saw that too... Trust, even in a gay relationship More Housework does (not) equal more sex for either of us...

Heff said...

Ha !!! This is EXACTLY WHY I'm currently building a 10 x 16 ft Pergola in the back yard.


Cora said...

I don't know, but for me, a messy house and a long list of chores that didn't get done just makes me feel tired and unsexy. A reasonably clean house and a to-do list with lots of check marks on it though makes me feel VERY energetic.

Scope's parents visited us over the weekend, so we ran around and cleaned this place the heck up in a hurry before they got here. Almost a week later, the house still looks fabulous and--whoa!--suddenly we have all the energy of two teenagers in the evening, ifyouknowwhatImean.

Coincidence? I think not.

sybil law said...

What Cora said!

Scope said...

No comment.

Just a big ol' smile!

MarkD60 said...

Verrrrrry Interesting!

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Sound good, wait for the after maths.