Essay on Does Sexual Satisfaction Change With Relationship Duration?

1043 Words Nov 19th, 2015 null Page
A study from earlier this year, Does sexual satisfaction change with relationship duration? by Claudia Schmiedberg and Jette Schröder looked at how sexual satisfaction develops and changes over the course of a relationship. They also looked at how marital status, having children, labor force, and health status affected sexual satisfaction. They also observed how conflict in a relationship and physical distance affected sexual satisfaction. The study looked at heterosexual German couples aged 25 to 41. Sexual satisfaction was determined using a questionnaire whose answers were then used to rate each individual’s sexual satisfaction on a scale from 0-10. Schmiedberg and Schröder chose to exclude younger participants below the age of 25 due to differences in “adolescent sexuality and relationships” (Schmiedberg & Schröder, 2015). In order to account for unobserved heterogeneity such as previous experiences, Schmiredberg and Schröder used a fixed effects regression model.
According to Cosmopolitan’s article “Apparently This Is When You’ll Have The Best Sex Of Your Relationship,” people between the ages of 25 and 41 most enjoy their sexual relationship with their partner one year into their relationship. Cosmo reports that the peak occurs at this time because “the couple spent the last year learning what each other liked and wanted in bed” (Moore, 2015). After one year, sexual satisfaction starts to decline. Moore also reports that an increase in fighting had a negative effect on…

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