Here’s a dirty reason for couples to clean up together – partners who share more housework have more sex, according to a new survey. And relationships where both partners dusted and cleaned the bathroom had sex nearly two more times each month than when women shouldered the responsibility alone.
During the average week, women spend twice as much time on chores like laundry and cooking (five hours and 48 minutes total) than men. Men, meanwhile, spent more time than women organizing household finances, attempting home repairs and taking out the trash (up to 55 minutes per week).
When you have equality in a relationship, you tend to not have resentment. If the burdens of household chores are divided, nobody feels that they’re stuck in a gender role. That’s a major turn-on. And partners who communicate that they need help getting things done – rather than waiting around for a partner to pitch in – also have happier relationships.