December 11, 2011

Yup, Sex Counts More

1 Sex or Generosity: What Counts in Marriage?

Generosity, the amount of giving between spouses, is key to a happy marriage, finds a new study - but it’s not as important as sex. The study, part of the Nat’l Marriage Project, surveyed 1400 heterosexual couples between the ages of 18 and 46 and found that 50% of women and 46% of men who reported an above average level of generosity in their marriage described it as “very happy” compared with 14% of people who reported below average generosity. But a good sexual relationship is even more important than being generous to one another, says the study. Both men and women who reported above average sexual satisfaction in their marriage were 10 to 13 times more likely to describe their relationship as “very happy” compared to those who reported below average sexual satisfaction.

More at Www.today.msnbc.msn.com | Posted 6 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Many Americans Too Tired for Sex

Tags: Sex, Sex in Marriage, National Marriage Project, Generosity in Marriage

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Heavy Drinking Raises HIV Risk

2 More Alcohol Equals More Unsafe Sex

Drinking alcohol has a causal effect upon the likelihood of having unsafe sex, conclude researchers. The study, published in Addiction, summarizes 12 experiments which systematically test the cause-and-effect relationship of drinking and unsafe sex. Researchers pooled the results and found that the more alcohol consumed, the stronger the intention of engaging in unsafe sex. "Drinking has a causal effect on the likelihood to engage in unsafe sex, and thus should be included as a major factor in preventive efforts for HIV," notes Dr. J. Rehm, the principal investigator of the study. Rehm says that alcohol puts people who know better at risk because it affects the decision-making process.

More at Eurekalert | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Altered HIV Stimulates Immune System

Tags: HIV Prevention, journal Addiction, Unsafe Sex, Alcohol HIV Link, HIV Risk Factors, Reasons to Stay Sober, AIDS Prevention Programs

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