Post Sex Affectionate Exchanges Promote Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction

@article{Muise2014PostSA,
  title={Post Sex Affectionate Exchanges Promote Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction},
  author={Amy Muise and Elaine Giang and E. Impett},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
  year={2014},
  volume={43},
  pages={1391-1402}
}
The current research examined the role of post sex affection in promoting sexual and relationship satisfaction in ongoing romantic partnerships. Since romantic partners view the period after engaging in sex as an important time for bonding and intimacy, we sought to determine if and how the duration and quality of post sex affection might promote satisfaction in romantic relationships. In two studies, we tested the link between post sex affectionate behavior (e.g., cuddling, caressing, shared… 

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