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:
(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.