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Assertiveness Affects Women's Sex Life

Wear the pants in your household? Then you could be getting less in bed, according to a new study in the Journal of Sex.

Women who had the final say on decisions ranging from healthcare to household purchases didn't get it on as much as those who were less decisive at home.

"The more decisions a woman reported making on her own, as compared to through joint decision-making, the less likely she was to have sex and the longer it was since she last had sexual intercourse," said lead researcher Michelle Hindin.

And not just a little less sex, but dominant and assertive women had approximately 100 times less sex than their more passive counterparts!

But the researchers, who grilled women from six African countries, noted the anomaly. Assertive women could paradoxically be having less sex because that suits their preference.

Of course, cultural differences could play a role in the findings. A similar study by Florida State University's Roy Baumeister argued that more equal footing between a couple would lead to more sex, not less.

For countries with higher gender equality, women reported having more casual sex and more sexual partners. In less gender equal nations, the opposite held true.