Sorry, fellas. Shes just not that into you.
Women are more likely than men to lose interest in sex with their longtime partners, according to a new study.
The study published in the journal BMJ Open found that women are more than twice as likely as men to lack interest in lovemaking after living with a partner for more than a year.
The researchers reached the conclusion after surveying the sexual proclivities of 4,839 British men and 6,669 women ages 16-74.
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Both men and women reported losing sexual desire with age, but the decreased sex drive was most pronounced among women in long-term relationships.
The researchers found that bearing children plays a role in ladies limp libidos.
This may be due to fatigue associated with a primary caring role, the fact that daily stress appears to affect sexual functioning in women more than men or possibly a shift in focus of attention attendant on bringing up small children, the report says.
The researchers found that overall 15% of men and 34.2% of women reported lacking interest in sex for three months or more in the previous year.
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Among the factors seen as affecting the sex drive of both genders were age, health and depression.
The study found that couples who communicate early and often about their sex lives were less likely to report a drop in sexual interest.
And women were more likely to be eager to jump into the sack when they felt good about their relationship.
For women in particular, the quality and length of relationship and communication with their partners are important in their experience of sexual interest, said lead author Cynthia Graham, of the Centre for Sexual Health Research at the University of Southampton.
It highlights the need to assess and if necessary treat sexual interest problems in a holistic and relationship, as well as gender-specific way.”