Study: This is the Key to Maintaining a Steamy Sex Life

Last time we posted about a study pertaining to sex and marriage our traffic went through the roof, so we figured you’d appreciate our latest finding, which discusses the secrets to maintaining a steamy sex life when in a long-term relationship.

While many couples experience a gradual decrease in sexual desire when they’ve been together for a long time, a new study out of Israel found a rather simple solution to making sure things stay hot and heavy: responsiveness.

“Our research shows that partners who are responsive to each other outside the bedroom are able to maintain their sexual desire,” Gurit Birnbaum, lead author, is quoted as saying in a press release. She is a psychology professor at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, and along with her coauthors found that “women’s desire is more strongly affected by their partner’s responsiveness than men’s desire―although men report a boost, as well.”

In this case, responsiveness is defined as showing understanding at a deep level and expressing concern about the welfare of your partner. “Being truly cared about is a turn on,” the researchers go on to say, noting that responsive partners are willing to invest resources in the relationship, making it feel special and unique.

The study included 100 couples who each kept a daily diary about their levels of sexual desire and their perceptions of their partner’s responsiveness. The results found that when both men and women perceive their partners as responsive, valuable mates, sexual desirability is boosted.

Intrigued? Read more about the study here.

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