Take it slow

The waiting game is not to be sneezed at afterall. It seems that not having sex for the first month of a relationship can make it stronger in the long run.

A study has been made by plucky researchers at Brigham Young University's School of Family Life (yep, never heard of it either). They interviewed 2,035 men and women with an average age of 36 and in their first marriage.

The researchers – not beating around the bush - asked when the men and women first had sex with their current partner, and then asked questions about the strength of their relationship.

Quite a simple test then. But it turned out that the longer a person held out before having sex, the more satisfying their relationship reportedly was. And get this: those who waited until after marriage to do the deed reported higher levels of marital satisfaction and stability in comparison to those who had had sex within the first month of dating.

Seems there’s something to be said for Victorian attitudes afterall.

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