According to experts, women are most likely not to be interested in s*x after being in a long-term relationship at least for over seven years.
Changes in relationship status were found to affect several different s*xual functions, but a libido decline after spending years with the same person was the most pronounced trend overall.
The new research, published in the journal Psychological Medicine, looks at women’s s*xual functions — including desire, s*xual satisfaction and climax — over a period of seven years, and takes into account what kind of relationships these women were in.
Data from 2,173 Finnish women from two large-scale, population-based data registers was collected for the study, seven years apart.
The scientists used the female s*xual function index to assess domains of s*xual function in women in clinical trials.
Effects of age and relationship duration were taken into account in the statistical analysis.
The researchers discovered that most aspects of women’s s*xual functions appeared unstable over the years.
Previous s*xual function was not a good predictor of future s*xual function overall, with satisfaction, pain and arousal changing over time.
s*xual satisfaction in particular varied greatly in seven years, but the ability to have an climax remained stable for most women – suggesting that s*xual satisfaction and climax are not always linked.
When it came to boosting women’s desire, other s*xual functions such as their ability to have an climax only had a small impact, but the scientists found out that relationship length and status was perhaps more relevant.
Indeed, women who stayed in the same monogamous relationship from the beginning to the end of the study reported the greatest decrease in their s*x drive.
Women who had started a new relationship during the course of the study also experienced reduced libido, but to a smaller degree.
Finally, women who were single at the end of the observation period reported stable s*xual desire.
More studies are needed to better make sense of the variations in female s*xual function over time.
However, the researchers already say it would be useful to take into account partner-specific factors and relationship characteristics in the treatment of women’s s*xual dysfunctions.
Source: ( Punch News )
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