In 2019, a section of “Archives of Sexual Behavior” was published by McNulty that evaluated how the sexual desire of women was linked to a successful marriage. This research proved that as a woman’s sex drive decreases throughout the relationship, the satisfaction levels of each partner dropped as well. The findings also showed that the male participants continuously had higher libidos overtime when compared to their female partners, including at the very beginning of their marriages.
- The 2019 version of the periodical, “The Archives of Sexual Desire,” contains new research, germane to married couples.
- The long-term study published in the journal detailed a significant disparity in sexual desire between men and women in long-term heterosexual unions.
- A correlation also appeared between dwindling desire for the female member and overall marriage dissatisfaction.
“Researchers have identified a potential source of this dissatisfaction that has not been assessed in previous work—a mismatch in the way couples’ sexual desires change over time (McNulty et al., 2019).”