We have loved and we have learned. And we have had some of our inhibitions of love and suspicions about sex confirmed by scientific research. Over the years these studies have helped us better understand what ends a relationship quickly and what sets a long-lasting one. Without further ado, here are 4 findings about sex and relationships that you definitely need to know.
Indians want Bollywood-type of love
A recent global survey showed that Indians believed that finding someone to fall head over heels in love with will bring them the greatest happiness. 4 in 10 single men and women swear by this notion. When it comes to married Indians, they resort to sex for happiness. A good sex life means happiness to 44% married Indians, whereas the figure is 34% for singles.
Less money means less sex
A survey claimed that people were making less love due to money worries. Women would shun sex by saying that they are tired whereas men blamed their lack of libido is because of money problems. Also, sex no longer is a priority because of the longer working hours, juggling jobs and taking care of children. The survey, conducted by a popular magazine also revealed that couples aged 35-64 years had less sex than their previous year. The reduction in sexual activity was more linked to outside pressures.
Politics affects love life
A study conducted at the Indiana University revealed that conservative voters have the fewest sexual encounters. They are also least likely to condone sex on the first day. Apart from this, the findings also showed that these people look for partners of the same political outlook, values, religion, attitude towards money and opinions about marriage. On the flip side, liberal voters were more open to dating someone from a different background. They looked for someone with a good sense of humor, similar level of education and someone who has a sense of independence.
Aware of safe sex, but will not practice
A study by the University of Florida revealed that women under the age of 50 were uncomfortable seeking information about safe sex, although they were aware of risks. In fact, they avoided discussing the importance of condoms with their partners, just to avoid conflict or rejection.