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Does your partner know if you are 'satisfied'?


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The Rolling Stones have brought a lot to the world. Of course there is some groundbreaking, pelvis rattling, soul tickling music that “The Stones” have delivered across six decades but they have brought much more than that. Mick Jagger has proven that it is possible to pout and do aerobics at the same time, Keith Richards has proven that there is life after death, and the rest of them have proven that people don’t have to know your name for you to make a truckload of money. What will echo for generations though are their lyrics and perhaps none moreso than “I can’t get no satisfaction”. This phrase has been appropriated and paraphrased to apply to all sorts of situations but perhaps never more aptly than when it is applied to sexual satisfaction. So, when it comes to sexual satisfaction, unlike poor Mick and the boys, are you getting it? The answer to this question is personal, please don’t send us in your answers, and only you know … or could it be that someone else might know too?

The results showed that both men and women have accurate and unbiased perceptions of their partner's levels of sexual satisfaction.

In a new study, researchers asked couples to report on their level of commitment, relationship satisfaction, sexual satisfaction and sexual communication. Additionally, they measured each subject’s ability to read emotions.

The results showed that both men and women have accurate and unbiased perceptions of their partner’s levels of sexual satisfaction. Having good communication about sexual matters helped but even if sexual communication was lacking in a couple partners could still gauge their partner’s sexual satisfaction level provided they could do reasonably well at emotional recognition.

So whatever you are feeling about your sex life, you can relax and share your feelings openly with your partner because actually; they already know anyway.



 

Terry Robson

Terry Robson is the Editor-in-Chief of WellBeing and the Editor of EatWell.