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Mark Regnerus, Ph D, of the University of Texas, who wasn’t involved with the study, says it suggests to him that couples who “prioritize sex promptly at the outset of a relationship often find their relationships underdeveloped when it comes to the qualities that make relationships stable and spouses reliable and trustworthy.” He is the author of a forthcoming book titled “Premarital Sex in America,” being published by Oxford University Press.
Busby and colleagues controlled for the influence of religious involvement in their analysis because it often plays a role on when couples choose to initiate sex.
28, 2010 -- It may be common for couples to have sex before marriage, but a new study shows that couples who wait until marriage are happier with the quality of sex than couples who have intercourse before their vows.
What’s more, couples who delay sex until their wedding night have more stable and happier marriages than couples who have premarital sex, according to the study, which appears in the Journal of Family Psychology.
“Regardless of religiosity, waiting helps the relationship form better communication processes, and these help improve long-term stability and relationship satisfaction,” Busby says.
The study says 21% of respondents were Catholic, 39% Protestant, 6% Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), 17% members of “another religion,” and 17% who indicated no religious affiliation.
Also, as a Catholic, ask yourself what dating is for.
The study involved 2,035 married participants in an online assessment of marriage called “RELATE.” According to the study, people who waited until marriage: “Most research on the topic is focused on individuals’ experiences and not the timing within a relationship,” study author Dean Busby, Ph D, a professor in Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life, says in a news release.
“There’s more to a relationship than sex, but we did find that those who waited longer were happier with the sexual aspects of their relationship.” It may be that couples report greater satisfaction and sexual quality if they’ve waited because the extra time gives them longer to learn about each other and develop the skills necessary for good relationships, Busby says.
Its frustrating, but I know it will hopefully be worth it and I'll find that one in a million guy who is everything I've prayed for.
Speaking of which, thank you to all who are including me in their prayers, I really appreciate that so much!
I understand that this sucks, but, morality aside, you really don't want to get to a place of engaging in sexual relations because it's what you think you need to do to keep someone around.