Couples who do not have sex before marriage have happier more stable relationships and a more rewarding sex life, according to a new study. Psychologists found that couples who waited until after their wedding night rated the stability of their relationships 22 per cent higher than those whose physical relationships developed earlier.
Those who practiced abstinence were also found to have 20 per cent increased levels of relationship satisfaction, 12 per cent better communication and 15 per cent improved “sexual quality”.
Experts said that this may be due to improved communication between individuals who were chaste before marriage.
More than 2,000 married couples were questioned as part of a study by the Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life in Utah.
Prof Dean Busby, who carried out the study, said: “There’s more to a relationship than sex, but we did find that those who waited longer were happier with the…
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