Sex Ed? Think Home Economics

A new study has found a correlation between housework and sex. The more housework that married people — men or women — do, the more often they have sex with their spouses.

Before you start scrubbing stuff, check this out: The new survey of 6,877 married couples, published in the Journal of Family Issues, found similar connections between paid work and frequency of sex. This led researchers to conclude there is a class of “go-getter” couples that keep up work and home and their busy, busy lives while having sex a lot, too. These people apparently screw up the curve.

But back to housework. The researchers say the connection between household chores and sex may be that we often do chores together, and spending time together can lead to the hanky and the panky. Also, sharing the workload generally builds affection.

On average, women still do nearly twice as much work around the house, the study found, and men spend more time doing paid work outside the home.

The survey found that married couples have sex an average of 1.6 times per week, which is about what other studies have found. No word on how often those go-getters are getting after it.

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  • Big game on Saturday as police and firefighters face off in flag football at Big League Dreams ballpark in Redding. The Guns-N-Hoses game festivities will include a barbecue, a raffle and a silent auction. Gates open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 and include a raffle ticket. Proceeds benefit the Shasta Women’s Refuge.
  • Up in Whitmore this weekend, the Tuscan Heights Lavender Gardens has its fall plant sale. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more info, click here.
  • The executive director of the ACLU in Northern California, Abdi Soltani, speaks on Saturday at the Redding Library community room. In his 4 p.m. talk, Soltani will look back over the chapter’s 75-year history and its current campaigns to protect civil rights.
  • town hall and spaghetti dinner is planned for Oct. 28 in Cottonwood. The town hall at the Cottonwood Community Center will touch on issues of concern to the south county, said Shasta County Supervisor Les Baugh. Spaghetti dinner by the volunteer firefighters ($8) starts at 5:30 p.m. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call 347-1230.
  • Mark Your Calendars for Oct. 27, when Mercy Medical Center’s Hospice Services offer a FREE workshop on coping with grief during the holidays. The workshop will be at 7 p.m. at the Shasta Senior Nutrition Programs dining room at 100 Mercy Oaks Drive in Redding. For more info, call 245-4070.

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Steve Brewer

is the author of CUTTHROAT and 17 other books. Read more of his columns at http://stevebrewer.blogspot.com/, or follow him on Facebook.

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