Whether your sex life is good, bad or indifferent there’s one thing we can all agree on: it can always be better. To that end, there’s a ton of advice available to you, some you can find right here on this site! From talking dirty to giving better hand jobs, it’s all good, but we’re about to share something with you that’s going to make everything else seem like hard labour.
Trojan, (yeah, you know Trojan) in partnership with SIECCAN, the Sex Information and Education Council of Canada, just released the results of a major survey. Major. The first of its kind, even. 2,400 Canadians between the ages of 40 and 59 answered a plethora of questions about their sexual health, happiness, and pleasure, sexual behaviours and attitudes. And the results? Well, they may surprise you.
The good folks at Trojan are calling it “The six minute rule,” which works for us. What they found was, “what midlife Canadians do after sex is one of the strongest predictors of sexual pleasure in relationships.” That’s after. Not before. After. “Despite the notion that more cuddling and kissing beforehand leads to better sex,” the study showed, “for women and men, post-sex affection is just as important, if not more important, for sexual pleasure.” Are you reading this?? The study revealed, “71 per cent of women who had six to ten minutes of post sex affectionate behaviour rated their most recent intercourse as very pleasurable compared to 44 per cent of women who had zero to five minutes of post-sex affectionate behaviour.”
From the number of people (63 per cent! Go you!) who said they are more interested in trying new things (sexy things) than they were a decade ago to the number of single men and women–56 per cent and 61 per cent respectively–who are “not very concerned” or “not at all concerned” about contracting an STI (Go you! To a drugstore we mean), there’s a lot to think about. But the biggest takeaway for us (and it’s not just because we’re lazy) was the one thing we don’t really have to act on at all.
That’s science right there, friends. If you lay around in bed–couch, car, kitchen, wherever–after you do your thing, and get your quality snuggle time in, you are going to have a better sex life. Call us lazy (hey, we admitted it) but laying around snuggling for six minutes seems like just about the best and easiest thing EVER that ANYONE could do to improve ANYTHING.
Six minute rule. We’re calling it. Life changer.