Mimes and caresses help improve satisfaction in long-term relationships, according to a new study of middle-aged and elderly couples.
The study also found that compassion is more important to men than to men, that men are more likely to report happiness in their relationship and that women are more likely to be satisfied with their sexual relationships, researchers said. Kensey Institute of the University of Indiana.
The study included more than 1,000 couples from EE. UU., Brazil, Germany, Japan and Spain that were together for an average of 25 years. The participants were men between the ages of 40 and 70 and their female partner.
Men were more likely to be happy in a relationship if they were in good health and if it was important to them that their partner had been exposed to orgasm during sex. Hugs and kisses have also predicted a happy relationship between men, but not for women.
The researchers found that both women and men were happier the longer they were together and if they had higher levels of sexual performance.
Japanese men and women were much happier in their relationships with Americans, who were happier than Brazilians and Spaniards, according to Kinsey Institute director Julia Heiman and her colleagues.
The sexual satisfaction of women and men was associated with frequent kisses and hugs, sexual caresses on the part of the couple, high sexual performance and frequent sexual intercourse. The report noted that men who had more sexual partners in their lives expected less sexual satisfaction.
Women’s sexual satisfaction increased over time. Those who were with their partner for less than 15 years were less likely to have sexual satisfaction, but satisfaction increased markedly after 15 years.
“Women may feel more comfortable over time because their expectations change or life changes with children,” he said in a press release. “On the other hand, those who are not sexually happy may not marry for long.”
Japanese men reported a sexual satisfaction of 2.61 times more than American men, while Japanese and female women felt more comfortable with sex than American women.
“We recognize that satisfaction and sexual satisfaction may not be the same for all couples and in all cultures,” he said. “Our next step is to understand how the health, physical emotion and sexual experience of a person are related to the relationship of happiness or sexual satisfaction of their partner, so we hope that the focus is more on the individual than on the understanding centered on the individual’s performance and satisfaction of relationships “.