May 29, 2018 By Nick
Now this is hardly news. In fact, it’s an announcement from the Department of Stating the Fucking Obvious.
But a new study has revealed that women are twice as likely to lose interest in sex with their long term partner as men.
This brain melting research comes from University College London, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (who knew that existed huh?) and NatCen Social Research.
Women Lose Attraction
The combined might of those three institutions interviewed 6,669 women and 4,839 men aged 16-74. They concluded that women in relationships that last longer than a year are more likely to lose attraction.
“Overall, 34 per cent of women and 15 per cent of men reported lacking interest in sex. Half of these people, 62 per cent of women and 53 per cent of men, said that they were distressed by their lack of interest in sex,” said the study.
“Many factors — sociodemographic, relationships, and attitudes — all affect the likelihood of having low sexual interest problems. The findings suggest that emotional and intimacy aspects of sex are very important determinants of sexual satisfaction.”
Everything Is Always The Man’s Fault
So now the big question: how is this the man’s fault?
‘Sex therapist’ Jessica O’Reilly said: “It’s important to note that some people also lose interest in sex because it’s simply not satisfying. If this is the case, it’s a fairly easy fix: show or teach your partner and yourself how to make it more satisfying.”
She also confirmed what we already knew, sometimes we just get bored of each other.
“Our brains are hardwired to respond to novelty. Predictability is nice too, but if you want excitement, you’re often inclined to newness.
“A decline in sexual interest is not necessarily a sign that the relationship is not meant to be or that something is awry.
“We need to rid ourselves of romanticized notions of so-called true love. Passionate desire and passionate love are not meant to last a lifetime, but a companion is.”
Still, a quick visit to sub-reddits like Deadbedrooms kind of shows that it might be better to enjoy the short-term relationship buzz, then move on to the next.