ePaper

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The secret to making Sex more enjoyable

  • Print
Forget every gender stereotype you’ve ever heard because the secret to making sex more enjoyable for both women and men is romance, according to new research.

A study by Indiana University School of Public Health and the Centre for Sexual Health Promotion has found affectionate cuddling and kissing can lead to fireworks.

The researchers surveyed men and women about their preferences of sexual behaviours to gather their results.

“Contrary to some stereotypes, the most appealing behaviours, even for men, are romantic and affectionate behaviours,” Professor Debby Herbenick, lead author on the study said. 

“These included kissing more often during sex, cuddling, saying sweet/romantic things during sex, making the room feel romantic in preparation for sex, and so on.”

The paper, published in the journal PLOS One, highlights results from the Sexual Exploration in America Study, in which a sample of American adults were asked whether they have engaged in more than 30 sexual behaviours.

In addition, researchers investigated the level of appeal of nearly 50 sexual behaviours.

The researchers found that in the more than 2,000 men and women who completed the survey, many have engaged in a wide variety of behaviours and that some are fairly common. 

The researchers also noted that, although many men and women rated a range of sexual behaviours as appealing and may have tried them in the distant past, fewer engaged in them in the past month or year.

“These data highlight opportunities for couples to talk more openly with one another about their sexual desires and interests,” said Professor Herbenick.

“Together they may find new ways of being romantic or sexual with one another, enhancing both their sexual satisfaction and relationship happiness.”

More News For this Category

How to role play really, really well

| By Asian Age Online
Have you ever wanted to be someone else? Not just in the FML-can-I-be-rich-and-famous-already way, either. We’re talking about your fantasies, those secret moments when you
How to role play really, really well

This video game helping teenagers understand sexual health better

| By Asian Age Online
Designed by researchers at Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut, US, PlayForward: Elm City Stories, is a serious role-playing video game that engages youth
This video game helping teenagers understand sexual health better

Expert's tips for refreshing your love life

| By Asian Age Online
As the weather changes and we enter a new season, it may be the right time to evaluate our goals and the things we
Expert's tips for refreshing your love life

These are the most dangerous X positions

| By Asian Age Online
Sex is a great way to get the pulses racing — but don’t get too carried away.
These are the most dangerous X positions

[WATCH] Groom propose girlfriend get married in one day

| By Asian Age Online
This is the moment an unsuspecting girlfriend discovered that she was getting married
[WATCH] Groom propose girlfriend get married in one day

Reason why ex wants to stay friends with after you break up

| By Asian Age Online
If your ex wants to stay friends with you, you may think it's because they value you enough not to want to lose you.
Reason why ex wants to stay friends with after you break up

The secret to making Sex more enjoyable

| By Asian Age Online
Forget every gender stereotype you’ve ever heard because the secret to making sex more enjoyable for both women and men is romance, according to
The secret to making Sex more enjoyable

Intercourse isn't everything for most women, try 'outercourse'

| By Asian Age Online
Many of us equate "sex" with "intercourse" and use those words interchangeably. Yet highly satisfying sex doesn't have to be
Intercourse isn't everything for most women, try 'outercourse'

Rebuild trust after someone cheats

| By Asian Age Online
Cheating is one of the biggest tests a relationship can face. It's not easy to build back trust the lost after someone is unfaithful,
Rebuild trust after someone cheats

© 2018 The Asian Age