This study examined the prevalence and correlates of sexting i. Sending sexy talk messages was positively related to relationship satisfaction only among those with high levels of avoidance, and sending sexually explicit pictures was related to satisfaction for men, and for women with high levels of attachment anxiety. Additionally, sending sexually explicit pictures was related to greater ambivalence among both men and women.
So what sets shorter marriages apart from those that last 40 years or more? Well, according to couples who have lived through it—and experts who have seen these partnerships thrive—a whole lot, apparently. From overarching life philosophies to small daily actions that grow in importance over the decades, here are all of the best ways to make your marriage go the distance.
Last week, Taiwan's parliament became the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, and on Friday, hundreds of couples tied the knot to mark the historic occasion. Taiwan's decision to pass legislation in favor of marriage equality came after years of debate, and photos of Taiwan's first same-sex weddings made it clear that it was a landmark moment for LGBTQ rights. The issue of marriage equality in Taiwan — which activists like Chi Chia-Wei have supported for decades — started gaining even more traction inwhen the country's constitutional court ruled that the civil code defining marriage as between a man and a woman was unconstitutional.
Do you find yourself arguing frequently with your partner in the early stages of a relationshipwondering whether the petty squabbles will ever die down? According to a recent study, arguments that occur during the early and middle stages of a marriage are likely to be replaced with humour in later years. Researchers from the University of California in Berkeley recently investigated how the dynamics between spouses evolve over time.
But what about everyone else's? In a survey that's still under way, more than 8, people over 50 have already revealed what happens in their relationships — and in their bedrooms. Read on for a look at 14 survey questions, think about how you would answer and see how you stack up with the results thus far.
Blame the political landscape, shoddy birth control access, limitless free porn on the internet, or the gig economy for the decline in the millennial libido—who can say for sure? Whatever the reason, Americans are boning less. As one of the top five horniest people of all time, this initially seemed concerning to me, but as it turns out, it might not be such a big deal.
Parliament has voted to force the Government to liberalise access to abortion and allow same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, if devolution cannot be restored. The changes were passed as part of measures aimed at keeping Northern Ireland public services running, two and a half years after devolved powersharing collapsed. Today that message rang out from Westminster. The abortion and equal marriage commitments in the Northern Ireland Executive Formation Bill, will now become law by October 21 this year, unless the Northern Ireland Executive has been re-established by that date.
After decades of campaigning and waiting, Taiwan has welcomed hundreds of same-sex couples as they exercised their new legal rights to tie the knot. Dozens of reporters and photographers filled a registry office in Taipei on Friday waiting to capture the moment when the self-ruled island became the first country in Asia to legalise gay marriage. The couple, who had waited 12 years for the law to change, said they felt fortunate to be able to celebrate their union.
Scientists have crunched the numbers on how often wedded couples get busy in the sheets — and found out what they're into. How do you measure up? Do the deed as often as you go to Sunday brunch, and you're normal as bacon and eggs. If you want the math for an entire year, married couples do it an average of times, according to multiple studiesjust slightly more than unmarried people.