Friday, September 30, 2005

Medical: Women with ankle biters have lower sex drive

A new study (why do I always imagine I can hear a choir of Heavenly Angels whenever I use that magic word?), has discovered that married women are more likely to have sexual desire problems than either single women or married men, and those with children under the age of 5 are the most likely to report having little interest in sex.

11,000 men and women between the ages of 16 and 44 were surveyed about their sex lives and it was found that women were significantly more likely than men to say that they had experienced a short-term or long-term problem in their sex lives over the past year.Forty-one percent of married women said they had little interest in sex for up to a month during the previous year; one in 10 reported sexual desire problems lasting at least six months.

Catherine H. Mercer, MSc, PhD said: "Women with small children were the most likely to report short-term and long-term problems with desire..But interestingly, this was not the case among married men."

I wonder why the study appears to be restricted to married couples? Have they not heard of "partners"?