Once you’re in a long-term relationship, it might seem difficult to maintain the spark between you and your partner. However, it seems women are the first to lose this spark. A recent study has uncovered the fact that a one-year relationship is enough for women to lose interest in sex.
Women lose interest in sex more quickly
A recent study, developed after the analysis of the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles and published in BMJ Open, found out women who have been in a relationship for a year were more likely to lose interest in sex than those with shorter relationships. Also, if the couple moves together, women are, again, more likely to lose their sex drive than men.
When it comes to men, they experience no such problem. The report showed how their drive remains constant over time, and they don’t lose interest in sex even if they move in with their partner. This difference can be easily explained by the fact that women are more easily affected by a bad experience.
Also, the way in which they have lost their virginity is extremely important. They are more likely to have been pressured about doing it, or for the experience to have been contrary to their expectations. This can be really important even later in life.
“These findings suggest that for women early sexual experiences may shape future sexual encounters/relationships to a greater extent than for men.”
Stereotypes might influence the people’s behavior
For the study, researchers surveyed 4,839 men and 6,669 women with ages between 16 and 74. These people must have had at least one sexual partner during the past year. Results showed how women were quicker to lose interest in sex than men.
Also, those who believed in those stereotypes claiming than men are more often in the mood confirmed them with their behavior. Again, the belief that age contributes to this lack of interest was also visible in the behavior of the participants. Therefore, it might not be the partner’s fault that people lose interest in sex, since these beliefs might have a bigger contribution that we thought.
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