Passion trumps love for sex in relationships

Men initiate sex more than three times as often as women do in a long-term, heterosexual relationship. However, previous research shows that sex happens far more often whenever the woman takes the initiative, suggesting that it is the woman who thus sets the limits to a greater extent than men do. Psychologists at NTNU have investigated what other factors play a role for the frequency of intercourse in couples in long-term relationships. Two factors are decisive in how often women take the initiative at all. Attitudes to casual sex Women’s…

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