During the honeymoon period, you don’t just receive all the romantic effluvia that are usually kept for Hollywood rom-com, but it’s also the time when you’ll experience the best sex of your relationship.Yes in the early days of falling in love, it can be hard to not get all hot and heavy around your partner. While this may be somewhat disconcerting news for new couples, it makes sense. While the initial stages of a relationship, everything is fresh and exciting; every signal becomes implicative of some grand romance, everyone whispered “I love you” reads like a profession of undying love and naturally, it’s the time when you are the most enthusiastic of your companion.
However, things will inevitably start to change within few years. For starters, you’ll begin to bicker about kind words, then you’ll begin to find their once-charming eccentricities somewhat grating – and finally, your sex life will take a beating. Yet what exactly, other than familiarity and routine, causes this to occur? The experts have the answers.
A sample survey was taken between 2010 and 2012 which examined people on their sex lives. The study involved 4,839 men and 6,669 women within the ages of 16 and 74 years old, who at least had one sexual contact in the last year.
15 percent of men and over 34 percent of women asserted that they had a lack of interest in sex although the findings were both exciting and concerning. Researchers found that this disinterest had to do with the partners’ age, as well as their physical and mental health. Furthermore, if participants had been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in the past, or if they had been a victim of sexual harassment or abuse they were more likely to report low libido.
Men and women who were having problems with their partner were less inclined to be interested in sex.
However, the disparity between the genders was somewhat alarming. When it comes to a lack of interest in sexual intercourse, women are twice as likely as men to turn down their partner’s advances according to the study report.
Researchers stated that this gender gap was most common when it came to people who had been in a relationship for over a year while such findings need to be taken with a pinch of salt as everyone’s experiences and relationships are different. Female participants were likely not to be as interested in sex as their significant other after this amount of time.
It makes sense that you’re not going to be as crazy and hot for your partner as you were when you first started dating. I’m sure that many of these findings won’t come as a great surprise. But it’s not a death sentence either. Indeed, the study also reemphasizes how critical it is to keep that glitter active.