Being at it like bunnies might seem like the perfect example of showing affection for your partner, but a recent study by Kristina Dzara in Southern Illinois yields some interesting results. Dzara noticed that, whilst much research has been done on marital sexual relations, very little has been conducted on the effects of the frequency of sex on marriage itself.
Dzara used three criteria - frequency, satisfaction, and agreement - to rate the effect of intercourse on the subsequent disruption of marriages. She found that the frequency of intercourse did not significantly affect future marital status; however, there were some interesting gender differences: whilst women seemed to be relatively unaffected by how much they were getting, men who reported satisfactory levels of intimacy early on in their married lives were less likely to be part of a couple who later experienced marital disruption.
Scarlett de Courcier is a researcher in Psychology & History of Religion, looking into the linguistic development of religious terms and how they affect people's understanding of their own spirituality. She also manages an international network of publishers at a new media advertising company in London, and is a freelance proofreader, translator and writer. She loves all her jobs, but when people ask what she does and she replies “I'm in advertising”, she always looks down and slightly to the right.
Scar is sickeningly happily married, and lives by the sea with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to read (anything and everything, but a lot of crime fiction), cook, blog, swim, run, sit by the sea at night, sing, write poetry, and sit down with a nice cup of tea. She speaks French, English and Romany, and she has four snakes. She is a petrolhead and is hopelessly addicted to caffeine.
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