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Married men who help out with the housework 'get less sex'
Indian Express ^ | Wed Jan 30 2013, 20:04 hrs

Posted on 01/30/2013 7:06:32 AM PST by Pan_Yan

Men, mopping the kitchen may not help you get lucky in the bedroom!

Men who do more household chores typically viewed as feminine - like cleaning, cooking and washing - have less sex than those who don't, according to a new study.

The findings, published in the journal American Sociological Review, are correlational, so they can't say whether dish-washing actually makes men less sexy.

"Our findings suggest the importance of socialised gender roles for sexual frequency in heterosexual marriage," said Sabino Kornrich, lead author from the Center for Advanced Studies at the Juan March Institute in Madrid.

"Couples in which men participate more in housework typically done by women report having sex less frequently. Similarly, couples in which men participate more in traditionally masculine tasks' such as yard work, paying bills, and auto maintenance-report higher sexual frequency," Kornrich said in a statement.

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TOPICS: Conspiracy; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: genderwars
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I'm rollin' the dice with no idea how this article will be taken at home.
1 posted on 01/30/2013 7:06:36 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
so they can't say whether dish-washing actually makes men less sexy

But it does make their hands softer.

2 posted on 01/30/2013 7:09:20 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Pan_Yan

3 posted on 01/30/2013 7:09:28 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Ooohh!! I like that. Funny. or not (


4 posted on 01/30/2013 7:14:00 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Somehow, all men secretly know this to be true.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 7:14:10 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Pan_Yan

“The findings, published in the journal American Sociological Review, are correlational, so they can’t say whether dish-washing actually makes men less sexy.”

My swinging bachelor pad uses nothing but paper plates and plastic dinnerware for this very reason.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 7:15:21 AM PST by running_dog_lackey
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To: Pan_Yan

maybe they are actually tired from working like their wives are, so they are sleeping instead of bothering their wives to have sex with them so they can get to sleep


7 posted on 01/30/2013 7:16:20 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

No man was ever shot by his wife while he was washing the dishes.


8 posted on 01/30/2013 7:16:25 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Pan_Yan

Speaking from personal experience this is not true...


9 posted on 01/30/2013 7:16:45 AM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: Pan_Yan

The Man Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeznTN0YW-4

The Woman Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpZcCpdFILY


11 posted on 01/30/2013 7:21:40 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: twister881

Being a real man has to do with being in control of yourself and master of your environment. Women don’t want a wuss.

So, you can choose to do whatever you wish, including mopping and cooking. Just so long as it’s your choice, and not a dictate you accept.


12 posted on 01/30/2013 7:25:27 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Of the government, by the government, and for the government.)
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To: dfwgator

Funny.


13 posted on 01/30/2013 7:25:49 AM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Pan_Yan

As a man who has experienced two long term marriages, one with very little hanky panky, and one with, well, never mind, I can tell you that my experience is the exact opposite.

I suppose that if housework was all I did this might not be true.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 7:25:56 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Rockingham
Yeah, and the cleaning is NEVER good enough! "You missed a spot over there."

It's just amazing how bad she will let this place get when I don't clean it. Women are pigs!

15 posted on 01/30/2013 7:28:34 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Pan_Yan

I emailed it to my wife, not sure how she’ll take it, but I know that I do more of the day to day stuff, (laundry and cooking, dishes, etc) than she does, she does more of the “deep cleaning” quarterly (scrubbing showers, tubs, etc).

I won’t necessarily comment on frequency other than to say the report is not incorrect in my experience.


16 posted on 01/30/2013 7:29:01 AM PST by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: running_dog_lackey
My swinging bachelor pad uses nothing but paper plates and plastic dinnerware for this very reason.

Some years back my wife went back East to visit her friends and stay with her parents for a while.

My job wouldn't let me loose that long, so I had to batch it after 30 years of married life.

I ate off the china dishes. When the dishes ran out, I ate off saucers, then the bowls. They all piled up in the sink. When I ran out of china, I ate out of the pots. When I ran out of those, I ate out of the cans.

A month later, when I heard her car in the driveway I started the dishwasher.

17 posted on 01/30/2013 7:29:57 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!

That is bent!


18 posted on 01/30/2013 7:30:17 AM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: windcliff

‘I knowed this was a scam!’


19 posted on 01/30/2013 7:30:56 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Slump Tester

You can tell us what to do, or you can tell us how to do it, you do not get to do both.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 7:31:52 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: twister881
Women already have p*****s; they really don’t want another one running around the house.

GREAT line.

21 posted on 01/30/2013 7:32:21 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: TSgt

Hooah, Sar’nt! Ditto.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 7:32:57 AM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Pan_Yan
From the article:Men in the study reported having had sex an average of 5.2 times in the month prior to the survey while women reported 5.6 times on average.

Anyone else notice that the study asks the question how coercion might affect frequesncy among couples where the man takes a more traditional role with respect to housework but it doesn't speculate how the wives in the study have on average more sex than their husbands?

23 posted on 01/30/2013 7:33:40 AM PST by fatboy (This protestant will have no part in the ecumenical movement)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“I can fight in combat, but I can’t kill a spider!” - The Woman Song

That says it all.


24 posted on 01/30/2013 7:35:27 AM PST by twister881
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To: Pan_Yan

Perhaps the men get headaches after doing the housework. “Not tonight, honey, I have a headache...from realizing that all that work I did today, I will have to do it all again tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, into perpetuity.”


25 posted on 01/30/2013 7:36:00 AM PST by FamiliarFace
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To: fatboy
From the article:Men in the study reported having had sex an average of 5.2 times in the month...

Wait...5.2 times??? In one month? I gotta show this to the wife...

26 posted on 01/30/2013 7:38:45 AM PST by China Clipper ( Animals? Sure I like animals. See? There they are, right next to the potatoes!)
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To: fatboy

That’s why all of Ferd Burfle’s kids look like the next door neighbor, Fred Farkle!


27 posted on 01/30/2013 7:40:30 AM PST by twister881
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To: running_dog_lackey
My swinging bachelor pad uses nothing but paper plates and plastic dinnerware for this very reason.

I live on a sailboat and use the Glad resealable food containers for dishes. When I'm done eating, put my utensils in the container with a drop of dishwashing liquid and a little hot water, seal, shake and rinse. Dishes done.

28 posted on 01/30/2013 7:40:29 AM PST by fattigermaster
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To: Pan_Yan

Or perhaps men who aren’t getting much or any sex step up to try to relieve the wives of some drudgery so she’ll have more time and energy. Decision time comes when she still says no, gets dressed in the closet, watches TV until midnight every night, and uses her new found time to go out with friends.


29 posted on 01/30/2013 7:41:02 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: China Clipper
.2 and .6???

That will get you at least a dozen one liners...

30 posted on 01/30/2013 7:57:38 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Pan_Yan

ping


31 posted on 01/30/2013 8:12:14 AM PST by Cyclone59 (Obama is like Ron Burgundy - he will read ANYTHING that is on the teleprompter)
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To: Jack of all Trades

Or like mine farcebooking/texting all the time, then complains she is always late every where.

Luckily I stay busy coaching my boys’ teams and other man stuff, besides the 50+ hours I work a week.


32 posted on 01/30/2013 8:13:21 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: yldstrk

Exactly.

Instead of the sex-obsessed sexist drivel we of course hear here. People who work have less time and energy. And those who don’t are most likely just looking for ways to get their way - the men possessed by sex and ruled by it.


33 posted on 01/30/2013 8:14:24 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Pan_Yan

“Men in the study reported having had sex an average of 5.2 times in the month prior to the survey while women reported 5.6 times on average. “

.2, .6. Maybe some shrinkage going on here?


34 posted on 01/30/2013 8:18:01 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: fatboy
it doesn't speculate how the wives in the study have on average more sex than their husbands?

I sure as hell noticed it!

5.2 sounds about right for me. (the 0.2 is my OWN contribution!)

But, I'm worried about that 5.6! What the HELL is going ON up there while I'm our on the road??

35 posted on 01/30/2013 8:19:13 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Pan_Yan

This is from Spain. Ole!


36 posted on 01/30/2013 8:20:04 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: China Clipper
Wait...5.2 times??? In one month? I gotta show this to the wife...

The secret is: Become GRUMPY after 6 days! ;-)

Oh, and apparently... DON'T do the DISHES! I wasn't doing that either.. I just didn't realize it was helping!

37 posted on 01/30/2013 8:21:54 AM PST by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Yes, there’s FB and all the games too. Even with a similar work and family schedule, it’s still not enough. More and more, I see it as having a very negative impact on the kids.


38 posted on 01/30/2013 8:27:57 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: Jack of all Trades

I took stock last night when I realized during homework time that my two younger kids do not hardly read anything, not even for fun. I have done them a disservice and it is getting fixed as of this weekend. At their age I was reading two or more books (mostly classics for school, but some Louis L’amour and other stuff too) a month. When they have to for school they do not do it with content mastery so they can get back to there gadgets. I can see how over the last few months it is affecting their home chores as well, poor quality and flat just not doing them until hounded.

I am fixing to go scorched earth and basically eradicate a lot of stuff. I wish I could enforce that on the Mrs as well but that is a battle I will not fight.


39 posted on 01/30/2013 8:39:57 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

I’ve been there, brother. My son became a much nicer person when we severely limited his time with electronics. I’ve noticed that I’m a better person when I limit my own time as well.


40 posted on 01/30/2013 8:52:47 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Resolute Conservative

I’ve been there, brother. My son became a much nicer person when we severely limited his time with electronics. I’ve noticed that I’m a better person when I limit my own time as well.


41 posted on 01/30/2013 8:53:18 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: Slump Tester

And you dare not offer similar observations as to their efforts!


42 posted on 01/30/2013 8:56:35 AM PST by Rockingham
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To: Pan_Yan
This misleading

I think it means that femme meek guys who are under female domination and lack a pair get less but maybe cause they don't want it or initiate less

I am very alpha...head of family but i stay up later often and don't hesitate to do laundry or dishes or cook on occasion etc

And we have a steady love life only maybe 25% less frequency than when we were much much younger....it's something we both set aside time for and anticipate several times a week..and on occasion even have fun spontaneous stuff

We almost named last baby Dooley....lol

You got heat and respect for each other...the man can help out some

Wifey is southern...she doesn't confront head on...she knows how to persuade effectively

Don't dump all housework on wife especially if she works outside the home too

43 posted on 01/30/2013 8:58:50 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Resolute Conservative

My kids have the usual issues with electronics, but they are active and they do read for pleasure. What I see happening is a lack of development of communication and affection. I recently got my daughter to kiss me on the cheek, but she on’t do it if anyone is around. I’m the only person she will kiss. Heartbreaking. Good luck to you, but I choose to fight for myself and for my kids.


44 posted on 01/30/2013 8:59:03 AM PST by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: jagusafr

:)

It leaves her less tired and more time for...


45 posted on 01/30/2013 9:13:45 AM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: Pan_Yan
Good women don't want submissive men. Never have. Its in the Bible. Heh.

Help her out with the housework occasionally. Just make sure she's never helping you out with the housework.

SnakeDoc

46 posted on 01/30/2013 9:36:39 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: SnakeDoctor

I keep my own house clean. I don’t need some bossy fat uneducated arrogant woman telling me how to keep a house clean. All my years as a sanitation restaurant inspector gave me a different outlook about what was clean and what wasn’t. Most women don’t have a clue about what clean really is and the current upcoming crop is less educated and lazier than the previous one.


47 posted on 01/30/2013 9:48:40 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: vetvetdoug

Sounds like a spouse selection problem more than a division-of-labor problem. Ought not marry a “bossy fat uneducated arrogant woman” who doesn’t “have a clue” how to clean anything.

SnakeDoc


48 posted on 01/30/2013 9:56:55 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: onedoug

LOL


49 posted on 01/30/2013 9:59:43 AM PST by windcliff
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To: Pan_Yan

> Married men who help out with the housework ‘get less sex’

What about their wives, do they get less sex too?


50 posted on 01/30/2013 10:12:31 AM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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