California : Resuming sex with partner after childbirth may be a matter of two months on an average but when passion does return to the bedroom again, it comes with a new vigour, enabling couples to enjoy the act of lovemaking more, new research suggests. A study of 1,118 couples with children showed that 94% said they were satisfied with their sex lives and nearly 60% said that it actually got better after childbirth. But new parents on an average wait for about 58 days before they resume sex with their partner, according to the study. Although most women fear that their partner would not find them attractive after childbirth, the findings of the survey conducted by Britain-based parenting site Channel Mum showed that men actually prefer their partner’s post-birth figure as it is more curvy and fuller. Just 14% of new mothers feel body confident after giving birth, Daily Mail reported citing the study. “Having a baby is the biggest change you can bring into a relationship, so it is wonderful to see it can bring couples closer together rather than drive them apart,” Siobhan Freegard, founder of Channel Mum, was quoted as saying. The research, however, showed that men are more keen to have sex after the wait than women. While fathers want sex twice a week on average, mothers remain content with sex just once a week.
Love relationships are extremely fragile. Both the man and the lady involved in a relationship will have to be deeply committed to each other to respect the institution of marriage and not do things that may ruin the fundamental principles of the beautiful bond. However, many married men do get tempted to have sex outside marriage. Let’s take a look at the five reasons that provokes them to do so: To experiment: Men love to experiment when it comes to their partner in bed. Escape boredom: They may be bored of their ‘permanent’ partner for life! So to escape boredom, they may attempt sex outside marriage. Don’t find spouse interesting enough: If a man is unhappy with his wife, if he doesn’t find her interesting enough to share the bed with, then he may look for pleasure elsewhere. To teach partner a lesson or satisfy his ego: Male ego often makes men believe that they are superior and have the right to teach their partner a lesson! To take revenge or satisfy their manhood, they may indulge in sex with the ‘other woman’. Out of curiosity: Men may be just curious enough to know if there’s something better in sore for them, or just to get a boost in their sex life.
London: Heterosexual couples that split childcare duties have higher-quality relationships and sex lives than couples in which the majority of the responsibilities lie with the mother alone, a team of researchers from Georgia State University have found in a research. The study was led by Daniel L Carlson, an assistant professor of sociology at Georgia State University (GSU), and GSU graduate students Sarah Hanson and Andrea Fitzroy. The researchers grouped the couples into three categories: relationships in which the women handled most or all of the childcare (at least 60%), those in which the men did most or all of the childcare (at least 60%) and a final group in which men and women split childcare duties (each between 40 and 60%). The researchers examined four different kinds of tasks across three dimensions of childcare. Those dimensions were: physical/emotional childcare, interactive childcare and passive childcare, which include supervising and monitoring. They also looked at each couple’s relationship quality, sexual frequency and quality of sex life. There’s a plus to being a more involved fatherThe results of the study, which will be presented at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), indicate that when women were responsible for most or all of the childcare, both men and women reported lower-quality relationships and sex lives compared to couples that split childcare responsibilities. The research did indeed reveal that fathers in a heterosexual relationship could take on most or all of the childcare responsibilities without negative effects on the quality of the couple’s relationship. In addition, couples in which men did most or all of the childcare had just as much sex as couples with egalitarian arrangements, and were just as satisfied with the amount of sex they were having. Based on these conclusions, it seems that fathers have a lot to gain by investing more time in their children’s childcare