Seeing marriage as a sexual disadvantage
In years past, marriage was considered an advantage in terms of having someone to get it on with regularly. However, now people are wondering if marriage truly is an advantage when it comes to having fulfilling sex as frequently as one would like.
Debby Herbenick is the president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists and she says, "we don't know if indeed the 'marriage advantage' is now a 'disadvantage', in part because so many other things have changed about sex and health in America in recent decades, including far more Americans taking medications with sexual side effects, far more Americans dealing with chronic health conditions - like diabetes - known to affect sex, and millions more Americans surviving cancer - which is wonderful - but often with sexual side effects from cancer treatments. An important question for future research would be, all else being equal (including health status), how does marital statues relate to people's sex lives?"