Compatibility or restraint? The effects of sexual timing on marriage relationships.

  title={Compatibility or restraint? The effects of sexual timing on marriage relationships.},
  author={Dean M. Busby and Jason S. Carroll and Brian J. Willoughby},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  volume={24 6},
Very little is known about the influence of sexual timing on relationship outcomes. Is it better to test sexual compatibility as early as possible or show sexual restraint so that other areas of the relationship can develop? In this study, we explore this question with a sample of 2035 married individuals by examining how soon they became sexually involved as a couple and how this timing is related to their current sexual quality, relationship communication, and relationship satisfaction and… CONTINUE READING

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