Sex Problems Increase When Women Befriend Men’s Buddies
A man mayِ experience sexual problems ifِ hisِ mate getsِ too close toِ hisِ friends, a newِ study suggests.
The results show thatِ erectile dysfunction (ED ) isِ more common among men experiencing partner betweenness, inِ which a man’s female partner isِ closer toِ hisِ friends thanِ heِ is.
A man whoseِ female partner hasِ greater contact withِ someِ ofِ hisِ confidants thanِ heِ doesِ is aboutِ 92 percent moreِ likelyِ to haveِ trouble gettingِ or maintaining anِ erection thanِ a man whoِ hasِ greater access thanِ hisِ partner doesِ to allِ of hisِ confidants, saidِ study researcher Benjamin Cornwell, anِ assistant professor ofِ sociology atِ Cornell University.
The study is published in the current issue of the American Journal of Sociology.
It wasِ givenِ to aboutِ 3,000 people aged 57 toِ 85.
About one-third ofِ the men inِ the survey experienced erectile dysfunction, whichِ increases asِ men age.
But evenِ among men whoِ wereِ healthy andِ capable ofِ havingِ satisfying sexual relationships, thereِ was anِ increased risk forِ sexual problems ifِ their partners hadِ greater contact withِ theِ couple’s shared friends.
Changes with age
The effect ofِ partner betweenness onِ a man’s sex life appears toِ wane withِ age.
The relationship allِ but disappears among men inِ their 70s andِ 80s, theِ study found.
Researchers saidِ itِ isِ possible thatِ older men haveِ a differentِ concept ofِ masculinity thanِ the younger men inِ the survey.