Do Men Who Avoid Household Chores Really Have More Sex?

A new study published in the American Sociological Review reports that when married couples divide household chores along gendered lines (i.e., with women doing more work inside the home, such as cleaning and ironing, and men doing more work outside of the home, such as mowing the lawn and fixing the car), they tend to have more sex [1]. In response, several headlines have popped up saying things like “Men who don’t do chores have a lot of sex” and “What to have more sex? Men, stop helping with the chores.” So it’s settled, then. Put down those vacuum cleaners and dirty dishes, guys, and prepare to get laid like you’ve never been laid before. On second thought, scratch that. A closer look at the research suggests that maybe we shouldn’t take these headlines or the results of this research too seriously.
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Traditional Gender Role Beliefs May Limit Sexual Satisfaction and Safe Sex Practices

Traditional gender roles dictate that men should be dominant and women should be submissive when it comes to matters of sex. For centuries, people around the world have bought into these ideas. However, a new study finds that people who subscribe to such beliefs may have less ability to obtain sexual satisfaction, as well as a reduced likelihood of practicing female-controlled methods of safe sex.
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