Tara Kelly First Posted: 9/25/11 04:05 PM ET Updated: 9/27/11 12:07 PM ET
Empowered women in control of household decisions could be losing out on sex, says a new study out of Johns Hopkins University.
Published in the Journal of Sex in October, the researchers asked women about the last date of sexual intercourse as well as who had the final say on decisions ranging from healthcare to household purchases.
According to the Telegraph, the researchers surveyed women from six African countries who reported the more decisions made, the less physical intimacy they shared with their partners.
“The more decisions a woman reported making on her own, as compared to through joint decision-making, the less likely she was to have sex and the longer it was since she last had sexual intercourse,” said lead researcher Michelle Hindin.
The findings showed more dominant and assertive women had approximately 100 times less sex.
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