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Study shows men who do household chores have less sex

Sabino Kornrich-of the Center for Advanced Studies at the Juan March Institute in Madrid-is the lead author on a study that examined how the breakdown of household chores in heterosexual American couples translates to sexual activity.

Study shows men who do household chores have less sex

A man yelling at his wife. (Stockphoto)
A man yelling at his wife. (Stockphoto)

Sabino Kornrich—of the Center for Advanced Studies at the Juan March Institute in Madrid—is the lead author on a study that examined how the breakdown of household chores among heterosexual American couples translates to sexual activity. Basically, he wanted to see if men who do laundry and mop have sex with their wives as frequently as dudes who are all, "Argh, me no vacuum."

Bad news, you guys.

"Couples in which men participate more in housework typically done by women report having sex less frequently. Similarly, couples in which men participate more in traditionally masculine tasks -- such as yard work, paying bills, and auto maintenance -- report higher sexual frequency."

Essentially, the results of the study suggest that guys who wear aprons have sex less frequently.

"The results suggest the existence of a gendered set of sexual scripts, in which the traditional performance and display of gender is important for creation of sexual desire and performance of sexual activity," Kornrich said.

Kornrich went on to warn, though, that earlier studies indicate that a woman's happiness in her marriage is affected by her husband's participation in household chores. What?! So, women expect to have the household chores divvied up evenly and have their husbands exude qualities that can arouse them sexually? THE HORROR! [France24]

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