Science Explains: Can Long Term Couples Overcome The Sex Rut?

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Is popular culture's relationship perception affecting us negatively? We don't know if humans are meant to be monogamous or not. But, sex rut in long-term relationships is a fact and it's affecting us negatively. Let's see what scientists have to say about it...

Researchers from Toronto University were successful at clarifying some parts of this subject.

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How is sex in long term relationships? Is it like in the movies and books?

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Sadly, no. It looks like monogamy opposition is growing in our society, probably for this reason...

To put it simple, "Why should I give up the thrill of other people for one man/woman?"

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This might give people a feeling of relief but it's not the solution.

The research shows that a happy sex life in long term relationships is connected to solving problems and being clear on sex expectations.

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Like everything else, communication is the key.

"Are we soulmates? Is he/she the right one?"

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Jessica Maxwell who ran the research on more than 1900 people realized that people who don't depend on the terms like 'soul mate' have better sex lives.

Sex life =/= Relationship

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The danger with this concept is that it puts the relationship in a destiny-based limited box.

In relationships like this, people tend to break up whenever the sex life is not going good.

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Like they can't find a way or work it out...

Maxwell says every relationship has a sex honeymoon phase around 2-3 years.

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After the honeymoon phase, some problems and/or different expectations can arise. The only way is to talk about them.

If the couple puts in some effort in, it shouldn't be that hard to find common ground.

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The main solution is communication.

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