Men Need to Cuddle More Than Women (Really), According to New Kinsey Institute Study
Men are big babies. That we already know, right ladies?
But did you know that men in long-term relationships are more likely than their better halves to require "cuddling and caressing" to feed their happiness?
That's according to a study from the Kinsey Institute (yeah, that Kinsey), which also found, according to a statement, that "men were more likely to report being happy in their relationship."
Aw. Don't all blush at once, guys.
And, sorry Charlie Sheen, but the study, "Sexual Satisfaction and Relationship Happiness in Midlife and Older Couples in Five Countries," found that, for men, having "more sex partners in their lifetime was a predictor of less sexual satisfaction."
Counterintuitive, innit Carlos?
The research focused on heterosexual couples from the United States, Japan, Germany Brazil, and Spain that had been together an average of 25 years. The academics say they'll check up on homosexual couples in future research.
Women, meanwhile, report that their own sexual satisfaction increases over time, but possibly only because they lower their sights (after years of disappointment, no doubt).
"Possibly, women become more satisfied over time because their expectations change, or life changes with the children grown," institute director Julia Heiman says. "On the other hand, those who weren't so happy sexually might not be married so long."
And, yeah, maybe American dudes are babies, because we haven't been manning up in the bedroom, that's for sure:
According to the study, published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior, Japanese and Brazilian women reported more sexual satisfaction than American ladies.
Read it and weep, boys.
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