Yesterday, the AARP released a study on the sex lives of American adults, 45 years old, or older. Among many other things, the study found that, “Respondents who had a partner but weren’t married had sex more frequently and with more satisfaction than respondents who were married.” That finding flies in the face of the notion that, for most people, marital sex is the most satisfying sex.
The study is full of interesting little twists and observations like that one, and I recommend reading about it. A good summary can be found here.
If other studies bear out the AARP’s finding that for most people married sex is less satisfying than unmarried sex, it will surely confuse those of us who piously want marriage to in every way be the most desireable option. But that’s life: Nothing is perfect. Still, I confess I was a bit surprised by that finding since sex with my second wife was not only the best in my life, but it was also always getting better. So, I would have thought the AARP would find sex between unmarried people was less satisfying than married sex.
I think you will have fun reading about the study. It’s full of little surprises.