Whaoza! Here's A Dis-Incentive For H'S To Do Housework.Maybe this is why I am in an SM.
STUDY: Husbands who do more housework have less sex
Here are some hot new findings in the world of domestic bliss.
Sociologists say married men who spend more time doing traditionally female chores, such as cooking, cleaning and shopping, report having less sex than husbands who don’t do as much. Conversely, men who did more manly chores, such as yard work, paying bills and auto repairs, reported having more sex.
The study, using data on heterosexual couples in the United States from National Survey of Families and Households, appears in the February issue of American Sociological Review.
As a graph from the paper below, the difference is pretty stark between men who do a lot of “female” chores (core housework) and those who don’t.
So what gives?
The scientists found that happiness, religion, gender ideology, and a range of other variables did not affect the relationship between more traditional divisions of labor and more frequent sexual activity.
Interestingly, previous research has found that women’s marital satisfaction increases as men participate more in overall household labor, and that includes traditionally female chores. But this study seems to indicate that such satisfaction does not translate into more sex.
The basic takeaway seems to be that even as the world becomes more gender neutral in the 21st century, gender and traditional gender roles remain important cues for human behavior.