Friday, August 29, 2014

That Old Double Standard

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.

3 comments: said...

"No Chuppah, no Schtuppa."
Is that one of the reasons they call them "bitches and hoes"?
....or sluts (no male equivalent).

We needed research for that?

Anonymous said...

Seems it is a single standard, so to speak. If it is double or more, it seems to apply to one sex, and not the other. Why do we receive such vehement protest otherwise, from feminists and other bohemian "free spirited" women? The truth hurts. A lot. As in... forever. Assuming such marriages last.

Anonymous said...

It may seen unrelated to this post in terms of the sex-before-marriage issue, but I've always believed the most conspicuous double-standard is found in American military cemeteries in the U.S. and around the globe. But you don't hear a bunch of yammering a activists carrying on about that topic of sex disparity, do ya? And that, my friends, is the most blatant, maddening nonsense of our age.