Does he fall asleep immediately after you’ve had sexual relations? It may have a bigger significance than you think.
A new study published by the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology says that the tendency to fall asleep first after sex is associated with greater partner desire for bonding and affection.
Daniel Kruger, a research fellow at the University of Michigan, and lead author of the study, said: “The more one’s partner was likely to fall asleep after sex, the stronger the desire for bonding.”
The study surveyed 456 participants on their desires and experiences after sex. The study found that people who went to sleep immediately after sex had desires for pillow talk and cuddling.
“Falling asleep before one’s partner may be a non-conscious way to foreclose on any commitment conversation after sex,” says co-author Susan Hughes, associate professor of psychology at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania.
This study could change a lot of arguments between couple’s who find it disrespectful for their partners to fall asleep after sex.
Do you agree with the study’s findings?