It is often said by women that for them sex comes with love, while for men sex is a “functional” act. Well, as far as the results of this survey go, nothing could be farther than truth! For, as soon as a woman enters a secure (read – with love) relationship, her libido goes down. For the man it remains intact, more or less.
A woman’s sex drive is to facilitate “pair bonding”. Once that is done.. poof… it all goes down. Hmm.. is that functional?
The stereotype about the sex-starved man and the disinterested woman may be more than just a cliche. As it turns out, the instant a woman enters a secure relationship, her sex drive begins to plummet. Four years in, a German study found, fewer than half of women wanted regular sex. And after 20 years, only 20 percent did.
Among men, libido held steady no matter how long they’d been in the relationship. Researchers provide an evolutionary explanation—women’s sex drive is initially high to facilitate pair bonding. Meanwhile, desire for tenderness showed the opposite trend. Ninety percent of women craved tenderness, but of men who’d been in relationships for ten years, only 25 percent said they hoped for the same from their partner.
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