Uh, oh. The double standard is alive and well. Even after having been denounced, over and over again, as a dinosauric relic, the double standard still exists.
It’s bad news for those who thought that women could have sex like men and not suffer any consequences… beyond an occasional pang of shame.
Apparently, the human mind has another idea.
A woman who has more sex partners prior to marriage will be less happy with her marriage. If a man does the same thing, it will not influence his marital happiness.
The Daily Mail reports on the study from the University of Virginia:
Women who have several sexual partners before getting married have less happy marriages - but men do no harm by playing the field,a study has found.
According to new research by the National Marriage Project, more than half of married women who had only ever slept with their future husband felt highly satisfied in their marriage.
But that percentage dropped to 42 per cent once the woman had had pre-marital sex with at least two partners. It dropped to 22 per cent for those with ten or more partners.
But, for men, the number of partners a man they appeared to have no bearing on how satisfied they felt within a marriage.
Researchers said the study showed that sex with many different partners 'may be risky' if the woman is in search of a high-quality marriage.
It concluded: 'Remember that what you do before you say 'I do' seems to have a notable impact on your marital future. So decide wisely.'
Forewarned is forearmed… so to speak.