People Who Wait for Sex Until They Are Married More Likely to Have Higher Stability in Their Relationship
(Link): Abstinence makes the heart grow fonder! People who wait for sex until they are married are THREE times more likely to have higher stability in their relationship, study claims
by Stacy Liberatore
April 24, 2023
Sex before marriage is no longer taboo in America, but a new report suggests staying abstinent until after your wedding ensures a happily ever after.
Researchers from Brigham Young University found that 45 percent of men and women who had only had sex with their spouse reported a ‘very high’ level of relationship stability in their marriage.
But just 25 percent of people with five to nine sexual partners reported similar levels, and just 14 percent of those with 10 or more partners.
The researchers suggest their findings might be due to the risk of comparing or previous sexual partners interfering with a marriage.
However, Brigham Young University follows the guidelines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which preaches against premarital sex.
Researchers noted the study was ‘controlled for religiosity, which captured for each participant how frequently spirituality is an important part of life, how frequently prayer occurs, and how important religious faith is.’
‘Being highly religious is related to having both fewer sex partners and longer relationships. We wanted to ensure that any differences we found based on sexual history were not simply related to how religious the people in the sample were,’ reads the study.
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