A recently published research article looked at the link between religiosity and intimate behavior.

They used a survey of 15,612 men and women in Britain conducted in 2010 to 2012. They accounted for religious denomination, including Catholics.

Authors Nitzan Peri-Rotem and Vegard Skirbekk found that religious couples generally experience more satisfaction from the marital act compared to secular couples.

While the increase was minor for married religious men compared to married irreligious men, the difference was markedly more significantly increased for married religious women compared to married irreligious women.

The study says:

“Those who attributed greater importance to religion and religious beliefs reported higher satisfaction from sex life.

Among married women, those who considered religion as fairly important showed a lower likelihood of being in the lowest quintile of sexual function compared to women who stated that religion is not important at all.

These findings provide further support for the positive association between religiosity and sexual satisfaction.”

Find the article Religiosity, Sex Frequency, and Sexual Satisfaction in Britain: Evidence from the Third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) here.

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