Male-Female Equality Boosts Sex Life
Posted on Apr 21, 2006
University of Chicago researchers discover that in countries where men have a dominant status over women, people report lower satisfaction with their sex lives.
WEDNESDAY, April 19—Equality between men and women may boost sex lives, U.S. researchers report.
A team at the University of Chicago surveyed about 27,500 people, ages 40 to 80, in 29 countries.
The study found that couples who live in Western countries and who have gender equality were most likely to report being satisfied with their sex lives. In contrast, people in countries where men have a dominant status over women—such as East Asia and the Middle East—reported less satisfaction with the physical and emotional quality of their sex lives.
Sexual satisfaction was highest in four countries—Austria, the United States, Spain, and Canada—and lowest in Japan and Taiwan. Countries such as Turkey, Egypt and Algeria ranked in the middle.