Two studies in the Archives of Sexual Behavior which tested close to two hundred heterosexual couples aimed at determining the nature of sexual desire as it evolved over a relationship. The studies aimed to resolve cultural stereotypes that men simply wanted more sex than women with actual concrete facts. The results did demonstrate the between the two genders in a relationship there were often disparities in sexual desire which tended to fall over time and at different rates. This is not a total confirmation of stereotype as the reasons for differences were often tied up in cultural difference in behavior and reporting.
- In two longitudinal studies published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior show the change in sexual desired among heterosexual couples across a relationship.
- Major conclusions shows more decline in sexual activity among women than men and at different rates.
- It is not as simple to report that men just simply desire more sexual activity than women as there a more complicated reasons included cultural differences in gender.
“Whatever the reason for these gender differences in sexual desire, many mixed-sex couples do experience desire discrepancies.”