Feb 16, 2007
Feb 16, 2007
Read the results and find out why spontaneity and satisfaction is still key to bringing back that lovin' feeling.
* 80% of women interviewed say that sex is an important part of their life while 33% of whom feel that it is very important.
* 65% of women believe that sex has the ability to improve or strengthen their relationship with their partner with women currently in a relationship much more likely to say this (60% in a relationship vs. 44% of those who are not).
* Many other women note that sex is important simply for its pleasure factor (37%) or because of the fact that it reassures them that they are still attractive to their partner (23%).
* Other less popular answers included the positive effects sex has on one's health and confidence levels (18%).
* If they could improve something about their sex life with their partner, many women would like to see more communication about the sexual aspects of the relationship (31%), and more spontaneity (30%), although the importance of this appears to decline with age (under 35: 38%, 35-54: 32%, 55+: 16%).
* Other answers included: more frequent sex, for more desire between her and her partner, and to be able to give more pleasure to each other.
* When asked how important certain elements of their sexual relationship were to them, two of the most important elements were: their partner's sexual satisfaction (with 89% feeling this was important) and communication with their partners about the state of their sex life (87%), followed by their own sexual satisfaction (84%) and sexual spontaneity (77%).
* Interestingly, each of these elements appears to decrease in importance as women age.
* Also, all elements were consistently more important to those who think sex is an important part of their live, who are under 55, and currently in a relationship (i.e. either dating, married, or living common-law.)
* Nearly every woman (89%) noted that their partner's sexual satisfaction was important to them, with nearly four-in-ten (39%) indicating that is was essential.
* The majority of women surveyed (87%) also felt that communication with their partner about their sex life is also something that is important, with nearly half (44%) indicating that is was essential.
Less than one-in-ten (7%) felt that this element of communication was of little importance.
* Most women (84%) say that their own sexual satisfaction is important to them, with nearly three-in-ten (27%) indicating that it is essential. This percentage, is slightly lower than that given for the importance of their partner's sexual satisfaction, however.
-- Lara Ceroni
Survey courtesy of Bayer HealthCare. For more information, please go to: www.canadianvitalsexual.com
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