Women would rather have a pet than have sex?

A new analysis of existing studies on sexual attitudes around the globe has found that women generally don't have the same sex drive as men. So, in at least some cases, you may be able to rest assured that it really isn't you, it's her. 

Catherine Hakim conducted the analysis, in part for her new book, "Honey Money: The Power of Erotic Capital," according to InDepthAfrica.com. In Europe, various studies have discovered that about one-third of women had low sexual desire. Only around 25 percent of those surveyed said that sex made them happy, while 42 percent said the same for a pet.

What Hakim found was that before age 30, women and men have roughly equal preferences for sex – they want it and want it often. But after that, females start losing interest in being as sexually active as they were in their youth.

"Women want sex to feel loved and reassured, but when they have small children and work pressures, sex is no longer a priority. Men, however, seem to want sex all the time, and if they don’t get it, they become frustrated," Tina Jones explained to the news source.

This kind of attitude is apparent in other research as well. One study discovered that one in five British women between 45 and 59 have been celibate for a year or more, and women's interest in sex significantly declines in the first two years of a relationship.

None of this means that you can't keep getting cozy between the sheets, it just means that men will have to pay more attention to a woman's needs – and even spice things up in the bedroom. One LifeStyles™ survey revealed that more than 80 percent of women are open to using a vibrator with a partner. 

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