The survey, conducted by the women's magazine Chatelaine, polled nearly 4,000 women.
"We learned that Canadian women are fairly traditional in their views about sexuality," said Maryam Sanati, deputy editor of Chatelaine.
The survey found that while 53 per cent said they want more sex than they get, 22 per cent say they have sworn off sex at least once in the past. " Most women said love was an important factor in their sexual satisfaction.
Twenty-two per cent said they had never masturbated while 38 per cent said they owned a vibrator. More than a quarter of women said love is everything when it comes to having great sex while 41 per cent said it's not everything, "but it's most important." Yet one in five said they had enjoyed a purely sexual, emotion-free relationship in the past. That number is a little higher than I would have thought," one woman said.
In the early 1990s, there weren’t a lot of couples splitting household duties (80 percent of respondents then said the woman did the majority of the housework), despite the increasing rate of women in the workplace.
A new study on division of household labour and what that means for a couple’s sex life found an equal distribution of chores really does make a difference in the sack — much more than it did for couples who did the same two decades ago.
It reinforced what marriage counsellors had thought for years — it was far hotter when the man played the “traditional” manly role while the woman kept up a feminine persona.
But this paper, discussed in a briefing paper ahead of being published in a forthcoming issue of , used more recent self-reported data from Americans and compared it against what those in that same position said two decades before.
Researchers looked at results from the 2006 Marital and Relationship Survey and the National Survey of Families and Households, which collected data from 1992 to 1994, and divided respondents into three categories: conventional couples in which the woman did 65 percent or more of the housework, more or less egalitarian couples in which the man did between 35 to 65 percent of the domestic labour and counter-conventional couples in which men did 65 percent or more of the housework.
As well, 72 per cent of French Canadian women reported they had an orgasm most or all of the time during sex, versus 57 per cent of English Canadian women.
You dust and it’s a safe bet your husband or wife will pick up the vacuum. The finding flies in the face of a widely-shared 2014 that found there was less sex when men performed certain household tasks.