November 6, 2010

Forget Foreplay, Have ChorePlay

1 A Clean House Can Lead to More Sex

Want more sex, guys? Two studies (one from the University of Western Ontario, one from the University of Illinois at Chicago) reveal that wives are happier when their husbands help clean up around the house and that helping with the housework can pay off in the bedroom. A group of Netherlands researchers also discovered “the key to female arousal seems to be deep relaxation and a lack of anxiety,” and worrying about the sink full of dirty dishes doesn’t really encourage relaxation. However, Debby Herbenick, a researcher at Indiana University, warns that it’s important to not get into a sex for work bartering system, “Household chores and parenting are shared responsibilities,” and, “When couples have a more equal partnership, they do tend to have more satisfying sex lives.”

More at CNN Health | Posted 7 years ago by Marty Shaw

Previously: Video Diaries Show How Families Spend Their Time

Tags: Sex, Happy Couple, Household Chores, Relaxation, Foreplay, Choreplay

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Working Out Still Important

2 Exercise May Not Help with Depression Long Term

While people with depression continue to exercise, they may experience small improvements in symptoms, but those improvements go away after the exercise stops, concludes recent research. Dr. Jesper Krogh at Bispebjerg University Hospital in Denmark is a study author who was surprised to discover that exercise has no long-term impact on depression, reports MSNBC. However, Krogh notes that people with depression are at higher risk of dying from heart disease or diabetes. Exercise is important for depressed individuals to counter those risks. The new research is an analysis of 13 previous studies involving almost 700 patients. Findings are available in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

More at MSNBC | Posted 7 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Heart Disease, Exercise Benefits on Depression, Benefits of Exercise, Help with Depression, Long Term Benefit Exercise, Jesper Krogh, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

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