Our personal behavior during and after the most intimate moments of our life is very important, and some certain behavioral patterns of our partners can be interpreted as good or bad signs of our relationships.
In particular, according to the findings of a recent research, carried out by a group of experts at Albright College in Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan, all women whose partners tend to fall asleep right after sex should never worry about their relationships. If men tend to fall asleep after sex, it can be a sign of greater affection and stronger bonds between the two partners.
The study was led by Daniel Kruger, NIMH Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, an expert at the University of Michigan, and his team of psychologists. For the experiments, over 450 participants were invited who took part in anonymous online survey. They were asked a series of questions about their sexual life and sexual experiences in order for experts to make assessment of desires and feelings of two partners who enter intimate relationships. The questionnaires including the questions like “Who is usually the first to fall asleep after sex?” or “Who usually goes to bed and falls asleep first, not after sex?”.
It turned out that those men who used to fall asleep right after a sexual intercourse had actually stronger feeling and stronger bonds with their female partners. Besides, the findings of the experts did not prove the common stereotype stating that men have a tendency to fall asleep earlier after sexual intercourse compared with women. Instead, it was proven that women actually tend to fall asleep earlier than men in those nights when there are no sexual intercourse. “Perhaps men stay awake longer as an artifact of mate guarding – making sure the woman doesn’t leave them for another partner,” one of the researchers from the study group commented.
Certainly, many experts confirm that not sleeping or falling asleep after sex is a very individual factor that is influenced by many personal issues, including the levels of stresses, social life, psychological condition, and even economic situation in the family. Thus, the findings of the American experts can be valid only for the certain social layers, some experts say. Those who are interested in receiving more information about the findings, the expert opinions and assessments regarding this study can read more in the December issue of the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology.