Have you lost the spark in the bedroom? Well, you only have to wait until your Golden Anniversary for things to heat up again if this new research is to be believed!
Researchers at the Louisiana State University, Florida State University and Baylord University have found that couples experience a ‘sexual rebound’ half a century into their relationship. They also found that couples who remain in their first marriage are more likely to have frequent sex compared to those in their second or third marriages.
The researchers analyzed the relationships of over 1,600 married adults aged between 57 and 85, as well as using data from the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project.
However, they are yet to determine WHY this is the case. When reviewing their results, the research team were quick to note that couples who survive to their 50th anniversary are few and far between. Samuel Stroope, an assistant professor of sociology at Louisiana State University also says that the study can’t prove that the length and order of marriage cause sexual frequency.
‘It may be that the permanency of the relationship contributes to sexual relations picking up a bit at the end,’ says Stroope. ‘Growing old as a couple, with the experience and knowledge that come with that, may play a part,’ he said.
‘You are able to learn about your partner and build on that over time.’
We don’t think you really need to wait that long to rekindle the romance in your relationship. Visit our Sex, Intimacy and Romance section for tips on how to get back that loving feeling!