Research results that women's libido is strong enough to share housework and chores equally with partners

Sexual activity is one of the important factors for building a good relationship with a partner, but some people may have the problem that ``the partner's sexual desire is weak and frustration accumulates''. A new study showed that ``women who share housework and chores on an equal footing with their partners have stronger sexual desires''.

Fairer Sex: The Role of Relationship Equity in Female Sexual Desire: The Journal of Sex Research: Vol 0, No 0

Don't blame women for low libido. Sexual sparks fly when partners do their share of chores – including calling the plumber

In recent years, the inequality in the share of household labor, such as housework and childcare, between men and women is becoming a problem. Although the younger generation tends to have a strong awareness of gender equality in the sharing of housework, a survey in 2020 shows that 75% of working women are responsible for more than 50 % of housework, despite the increase in telework. The current situation is that women still bear more of the burden of housework and miscellaneous chores.

Therefore, a research team led by Eva Johansen, a psychologist at Swinburne University of Technology in Australia, asked the question, ``How does the burden of housework and chores affect relationships with partners?'' The study focused on sexual desire. A 2020 survey of Australian women showed that low sexual desire affects more than 50% of women.

Even if we say ``sexual desire'' in a nutshell, women not only express their motivation to ``want to have sex'' as sexual desire, but also use sexual desire as an indicator of their relationship with their partners. In other words, not only physiological factors such as age and menopause, but also relationships with partners are involved in women's sexual desire.

The research team also said, `` Recent

theories have proposed two different types of desire. It’s a personal feeling,” distinguishing between dyadic desire, which is entwined with relationship dynamics, and solo desire, which does not need others.

Based on these assumptions about women's sexual desire, the research team conducted a questionnaire survey on sexual desire and relationships among 299 Australian women aged 18 to 39 with partners. In addition to two types of sexual desires, dyadic desires and solo desires, the questionnaire this time asked about the burden of housework, mental load (coordinating social activities, managing money, etc.), and whether you or your partner has more leisure time. It included evaluation items such as whether it was

Based on the results of the questionnaire survey, the research team classified the subjects as ``equal work group (women and partners share housework equally)'', ``women's work group (women share more housework)'', and ``partner's work group''. (Partners share more housework)”, and analyzed the effects of differences in fairness on women’s sexual desires.

As a result of the analysis, it was found that women in the ``equal work group'' who rated their own and their partner's burden ratios as equal had higher levels of relationship satisfaction and higher dyadic desires than women who did not. did. Unfortunately, the number of women in the ``partner's work group'' was too small to make an accurate evaluation, but the women in the ``women's work group'' clearly had reduced dyadic desires, indicating that their relationship with their partner The research team reported that they were not satisfied with either.

On the other hand, we found that equality with partners did not have a significant effect on women's solo desires. The research team argues that this result suggests that low libido in women is not a problem for one woman, but an issue that needs to be addressed from the partner's side as well.

In this study, it was shown that factors that are not directly related to housework burden, such as 'the presence of children' and 'prolonged relationships with partners', are also associated with decreased sexual desire. However, the research team found that these factors lead to inequality in the division of housework, such as ``children increase women's workload and reduce equality with their partners,'' and ``prolonged relationships increase inequality.'' I point out that it is.

There was also an association between equality of housework and chores and sexual desire in same-sex couples, but the magnitude was much stronger in heterosexual couples.

The research team claims that this discovery proves the dynamism that women feel satisfied by feeling equality in their relationship with their partners, which affects their sexual desire for their partner. ``The results of this study suggest that coping with the workload that women bear in their relationships with their partners is a countermeasure to women's weak sexual desires.''

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