Clean Your House Like This If You Want to Get Down & Dirty More Often

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Does anyone truly like mopping the kitchen floor or scrubbing toilets?  (Short answer: Hell, no.) But you might enjoy it a little more if you knew you'd have more sex as a result.


That sounds like a fake research finding from the Tidy and Clean Happy Homemakers Association. But it's actually true.

There's just one catch. Your partner has to help out, too.

According to a Cornell study recently presented at the Council on Contemporary Familes (CCF) at the University of Texas at Austin, sharing similar tasks around the house rather than different, gender-stereotyped ones deepens a couple's desire for one another.

We'll break it down for you.

You (making dinner, cleaning up after dinner, bathing and putting the kids to bed) + Your Partner (fixing the gutters and mowing the lawn) = No sex.

You + Your Partner (Making dinner, cleaning up after dinner, fixing the gutters and caring for the kids TOGETHER) = Bow chicka bow bow bow.

Although this is not the exact wording researchers used in the study to describe this phenomenon, we're guessing you understand.

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Still, this comes as a bit of a surprise. As recently as a few years ago, relationship researchers and data crunchers were bemoaning a trend of sexless marriages. And sadly, there is plenty of evidence that sexual frequency has declined over the past 20 years.


But partners who share in household chores buck that trend. They're getting busy more. The reason why is a bit more complex than the fact that when you both clean out the garage, you get it done faster and have more free time.

(Although there is that.)

Stephanie Coontz, a historian as well as CCF's director of research and public education, believes what makes marriage work has significantly changed over the past 50 years. "Love used to be seen as the attraction of opposites, and each partner in a marriage specialized in a unique set of skills, resources, and emotions that, it was believed, the other gender lacked," she explained in a press release.

Not anymore.

"Today," notes Coontz, "love is based on shared interests, activities, and emotions. Where difference was once the basis of desire, equality is increasingly becoming erotic."

You're far more likely to be in the mood if your partner's helping you tick things off your to-do list vs. feeling like you're taking care of everything yourself.

Snaking the bathroom drain together may not sound like your ideal date night but, hey, whatever turns you on.


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