Science Says this Amount of Sexual Partners Will Lead to Divorce
Society has been known to shame women over the amount of sexual partners she has had. As a result, twentysomething women often obsessed over their body count and how many sexual partners is “normal.” Well ladies, let’s see what science has to say.
In new research published online through the Institute for Family Studies by Nicholas H. Wolfinger, a professor in the University of Utah Department of Family and Consumer Studies and an adjunct professor in the Department of Sociology, it was discovered divorce rates have fallen for the shrinking percent of American women who marry as virgins, and stayed essentially the same for those with one or two premarital sex partners. Divorce rates went up the most for women with 10 plus sexual partners before marriage.
Compared to the1980s and 1990s, the highest five-year divorce rates were reserved for women who had two partners. Particularly, in the 1980s women with 10 or more partners had a divorce rate of 28 percent. For millennial women with 10 or more partners, the highest five-year divorce rates in the 2000s is 33 percent.
However, don’t fret yet ladies. He added that sexual behavior has changed significantly throughout recent decades. Millennial women are less likely than past generations to have had only one partner prior to marriage.
"Overall, American women are far more likely to have had multiple premarital sex partners in recent years," Wolfinger said. "As premarital sex became more acceptable, it's reasonable to anticipate that its negative effects on marital stability waned. In general, Americans became more accepting of nonmarital sex. Certainly fewer men entered marriage with the expectation of a virgin bride. All of the fanfare associated with hooking up is evidence that some young people have become comfortable with the idea of sex outside of serious relationships."
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