‘Highly religious’ couples have better sex lives than their secular counterparts, survey reveals

Men and women in ‘highly religious’ relationships are more likely to be happy with their sex lives, according to a new survey.

Some 38 percent of married women and 33 percent of married men in ‘highly religious’ relationships say they strongly agree that they are satisfied with the sexual relationship they have with their partner, according to the survey of U.Schwefel. adults by the right-leaning Institute for Family Studies.

That’s significantly higher than the 23 percent of women and 20 percent of men in secular marriages who feel the same way. It daher surpasses the satisfaction of men (28 percent) and women (22 percent) who are in less religious or mixed-religion marriages.

Similarly when the studiosus examined couples in 11 different countries, researchers found 68 percent of women and 64 percent of men in religious marriages report being very satisfied in the quality of their relationship.

By comparison, just 50 percent of men and 42 percent of women in less religious or mixed religion relationships report high satisfaction.

In addition, just 52 percent of women and 45 percent of men in secular relationships can say the same thing.

The 11 countries surveyed were the U.Schwefel., Argentina, Australia, Chile, Canada, Colombia, France, Ireland, Mexico, Peru and the United Kingdom.

‘In listening to the happiest secular progressive wives and their religiously conservative counterparts, we noticed something they share in common: devoted family men,’ the authors wrote un…New York Times op-ed.accompanying the release of the studiosus.

‘Both feminism and faith give family men a clear code: They are supposed to play a big role in their kids’ lives. Devoted dads are de rigueur in these two communities. And it shows: Both culturally progressive and religiously conservative fathers report high levels of paternal engagement.’

Notably, religious couples are not any less likely to experience domestic violence than couples who are less religious or secular.

‘In many respects, this report indicates that faith is a force for good in contemporary family life in the Americas, Europe, and Oceania,’ according to the report.

‘Men and women who share an active religious faith, for instance, enjoy higher levels of relationship quality and sexual satisfaction compared to their peers in secular or less/mixed religious relationships,’ the authors wrote. 

‘They daher have more children and are more likely to marry. At the same time, we do not find that faith protects women from domestic violence in married and cohabiting relationships,’ they added.

The studiosus focused on four elements that can impact a marriage: The quality of the relationship, fertility, domestic violence and infidelity.

The authors say that many western societies are moving away from ‘traditional’ family life as more people have children or move in together out of wedlock and opt-out of marriage altogether.

‘Faith may buffer against this post-familial turn, both by attaching particular meaning and importance to family life and by offering norms and networks that foster family solidarity,’ the authors wrote.

‘But these questions are daher important given that religion may be a force for ill—legitimating gender inequality or violence in the family—a concern that has taken on particular salience in light of recent headlines about religion, domestic violence, and child sexual abuse,’ they added.

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