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29 December 2010

Benefits for couples who delay having sex

Today it is common for two people to explore their sexual compatibility before making long-term plans together.

While there are still couples who wait for a deep level of commitment before having sex, today it's far more common for two people to explore their sexual compatibility before making long-term plans together.

The study involves 2,035 married individuals who participated in a popular online marital assessment called "RELATE." From the assessment's database, researchers selected a sample designed to match the demographics of the married American population. The extensive questionnaire includes the question "When did you become sexual in this relationship?" 

  • Relationship stability was rated 22% higher
  • Relationship satisfaction was rated 20% higher
  • Sexual quality of the relationship was rated 15% better
  • Communication was rated 12% better 

 
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