Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire Asks Is This The Excuse You've Been Waiting For!
Husbands who only do 'manly' chores have more sex says latest study!
Husbands who stick to “male” household jobs such as gardening and maintaining the car have more sex, new research suggests.
Married couples who divided the chores around the home along traditional lines reported making love more frequently than those who shared them.
Academics discovered that men who took on “female” tasks such as cooking, cleaning and shopping had less regular sex.
Previous research had found that husbands who did more housework had more sex, but did not look at what kind of chores they were doing.
In the new study, sociologists from the University of Washington in the United States found that on average couples jointly spent 34 hours a week on traditionally female jobs and 17 hours a week on tasks generally considered to belong to the man’s domain.
Typically husbands did about one-fifth of the household’s “female” chores and just over half of “male” household work.
On average the couples said they had sex about five times in the month before they were questioned for the study.
However, those in marriages where the wife did all the traditionally female tasks reported having had sex about 1.6 times more per month than those where the husband did all the “feminine” jobs.
One of the study’s authors warned that husbands should not take the findings as an excuse for not helping with the cleaning and cooking.
Sabino Kornrich said: "Men who refuse to help around the house could increase conflict in their marriage and lower their wives' marital satisfaction."
The analysis was based on a national survey of 4,500 American married couples carried out between 1992 and 1994, the most recent large-scale study that measured how often husbands and wives had sex.
“Is this the excuse men have been looking for not do household chores” Says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire