More Dishwashing, Less Sex?The New York Times Sunday Magazine struck a nerve over the weekend with a story entitled: "Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex?"
Based on a study in the American Sociological Review entitled, "Egalitarianism, Housework, and Sexual Frequency in Marriage," the article had produced 862 on-line comments by Monday afternoon. (Many were modern versions of the out-of-date but perhaps apropos term, "Poppycock!"
The study found:
"that when men did certain kinds of chores around the house, couples had less sex. Specifically, if men did all of what the researchers characterized as feminine chores like folding laundry, cooking or vacuuming — the kinds of things many women say they want their husbands to do — then couples had sex 1.5 fewer times per month than those with husbands who did what were considered masculine chores, like taking out the trash or fixing the car. It wasn’t just the frequency that was affected, either — at least for the wives. The more traditional the division of labor, meaning the greater the husband’s share of masculine chores compared with feminine ones, the greater his wife’s reported sexual satisfaction."I'd like to hear readers' opinion. Not to mention that of noted dishwasher and laundryman James Born. As I am temporarily single, I don't get a vote.
Putin Gives Me a PainI don't know about you, but I just don't like looking at the pompous and arrogant Vladimir Putin, and he's taking the fun out of the Olympics for me. (I half expected the little weasel Edward Snowden to show up at the Opening Ceremonies with the Russian strongman).
At least, humorist Andy Borowitz made me laugh with his New Yorker tomfoolery, "Sochi Hotel Guests Complain About Topless Portraits of Putin in Rooms."