Here’s a thought for you: Ask one hundred men how hard they work and then ask their wives about their orgasms. In this research, reported at the American Psychological Association conference, the high-achievers at work also tended to be the high-achievers in the bedroom.
The spin being put on this by the researcher is that it’s good news for workaholics but let’s think of a few possible problems with this idea:
- High achievers are more competitive – is sex a competition?
- Are wives of high-achievers more likely to lie in a survey of sexual satisfaction?
- Is guilt about working all hours being compensated for in the bedroom?
- Can sexual satisfaction really be measured by asking about ‘orgasm frequency and intensity’ and taking measures on ‘intimacy scales’?
- How long will a relationship revolving around the bedroom last?
About the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book “Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks:
- Accept Yourself: How to feel a profound sense of warmth and self-compassion
- The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic
- Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
- Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do
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