22 December 2010

Couples who delay having sex get benefits later

"Couples who hit the honeymoon too early – that is, prioritize sex promptly at the outset of a relationship – often find their relationships underdeveloped when it comes to the qualities that make relationships stable and spouses reliable and trustworthy." - Mark Regnerus
There was a study recently concluded at BYU (the #1 producer of family therapy research in the USA) that found if you delay sex in your intimate relationship, there are relational qualities.

The study found that those who waited until marriage for sex were:

  • 22% more likely to have relational stability
  • 20% more likely to have higher relationship satisfaction
  • 15% more likely to have a better sexual relationship
  • 12% more likely to have better relational communication
Those who delayed sex to later in the relationship, but before marriage, their numbers would be half of what was stated.

Read the entire press release here at the BYU website.