Sexual frequency picks up in long-term relationships, so says a new study, but you might have to wait 50 years for it to happen.
If your relationship has hit a bit of a low point in the bedroom — a hump, so to speak — stick with it, because those who stay together have great sex together, according to new research. The same researchers also found that people who remarry have less sex in their relationship than people who stay in their first marriage. Fascinating!
The lesson is, if you’re thinking of pulling the pin on your relationship because you’re not getting enough hanky-panky, then it might just be worth waiting it out. Although, according to the research done by Louisiana State, Florida State and Baylor universities, you might have to wait until your 50-year anniversary to see those results.
After researching and analysing the relationships and sex lives of more than 1,600 adults between the ages of 57 and 85, the researchers found that if people survived to their 50th wedding anniversary — let’s face it, that’s probably not going to happen for many of us — they’d have a sexual rebound. Although, they also noted, not too many live to tell the tale, unfortunately, or don’t reach the marriage milestone.
Because the study only focused on a particular snapshot in time, researchers said they couldn’t necessarily prove that the length or order of marriage resulted in increased lovemaking, but it did provide an intriguing look at the love lives of people so often left out of the sex life debate — the elderly.
“It may be that the permanency of the relationship contributes to sexual relations picking up a bit at the end,” former Baylor researcher, Samuel Stroope, said.
“Growing old as a couple, with the experience and knowledge that come with that, may play a part,” he said. “You are able to learn about your partner and build on that over time.”
What do you think? Are our sex lives likely to get better with time? Share your opinions in the comments section below.