Study: Post-coital cuddling improves relationship satisfaction

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Research funded by the federal government of Canada revealed that cuddling after sex improves relationships, The National Post reported on May 28.

The first part of the study, which involved a survey of 355 Americans whose relationship length ranged from 4 months to 30 years, analyzed how post-sex affectionate behaviors affected the couples’ relationship satisfaction. The result of the survey revealed people who engage in post-coital cuddling for a longer period of time reported higher rates of relationship and sexual satisfaction.

The second part of the study, which involved a three-week survey of 101 couples, confirmed that the longer couples spent time on post sex affectionate acts such as exchanging cuddles and kisses, or engaging in pillow talk, the more satisfying their sex lives were reported.

The study was entitled “Post Sex Affectionate Exchanges Promote Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction,” and was published in the journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Working together to develop a satisfying sexual relationship is part of working together to live a happy and meaningful marriage. At Marriage Like New, marriage counselor Kathleen Snyder helps Austin couples explore matters affecting sexual intimacy. Call us at 512-659-8600 today to schedule an appointment.