Single Women 'More Likely To Be Sexually Satisfied'

Some science you might want to hide from your girlfriend

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It isn't a secret that for many long-term relationships the sex slows down. But what might surprise you to learn is that although many smug couples may think their love-making improves over time, a study has found that long-term relationships in fact give the lowest levels of sexual satisfaction.

For women, anyway.

Researchers from two universities in Finland had over 2,000 premenopausal women complete sex questionnaires in 2006 and then again in 2013, analysing their relationships, sexual activity and satisfaction. Scientists used the Female Sexual Function Index - which measures sexual functioning in women, such as sexual arousal, orgasm, sexual satisfaction, and the presence of pain during intercourse.

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The results showed that women who were single during those seven years experienced the greatest improvement in their ability to reach orgasm. Those who had changed from a long-term relationship to another reported a smaller increase in getting to climax, and interestingly women who had kept the same partner for the whole seven years of the study showed the least improvement in sexual satisfaction.

You might want to keep that to yourself.