A faithful, well-respected SBM reader forwarded me a story sharing the findings of iVillage’s 2013 Married Sex Survey. Now in the interest of full-disclosure, I’ll admit I had no idea what an iVillage was or that they, apparently, do an annual Married Sex Survey each year until I received this link. Will wonders never cease?!
Overall, it seems like married sex is great for men, and somewhere in a distant fourth to sleeping, reading a book, or watching a decent romantic comedy for women. J. Cole really wasn’t lying when he said it’s a “Cole World.” … Any who, below are some of the more interesting (or troubling) findings from the survey based on my own personal assessment.
Men Marry Their Best Sex Partner
Sixty-eight percent of men tied the knot with their best sexual partner. Only 45 percent of women said the same. This might explain why…
Married Men Are Happier with Their Sex Lives
Eighty percent of men reported being very happy or happy with their sex life, compared to 60 percent of women.
Husbands Over Estimate Their Wives’ Sexual Satisfaction
While 79 percent of men think their wives are happy or very happy with their sex lives, only 60 percent of women say they actually are.
Kids Ruin Sex?
The sexes agree (52 percent of women; 49 percent of men) that they had hotter sex before they had kids.
Men and Women Have Different Desires…in bed
The most popular desire on men’s “sex wish list” was that their partner would initiate sex more often (42 percent). More oral sex was next (41 percent), followed by anal sex (30 percent); whereas women reported they wanted: foreplay (35 percent), to hear more loving things (32 percent), for their husband to last longer (28 percent) and oral sex (22 percent).
You can check out the full survey by clicking here. Which of these survey results surprises you the most? The least? If single, which response concerns you the most about sex after marriage?