A new study has revealed that men have better sex with emotionally unstable women.
On top of that, women reportedly have better sexual relations with less agreeable partners.
According to a new study published in The Journal of Sex Research the sexual performance of a partner can rely on more than the physical but the partner’s train conscientiousness too.
The study of nearly 1,000 participants in Germany found that conscientious individuals reported a better sexual function that those that were less driven.
The researchers, led by Julia Velten at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, suggested that “men who are thorough and dutiful may feel the need to satisfy their partner sexually, which may in turn lead to better sexual function of their partners.”
The researchers interviewed each participant and their partner individually over the phone about their personality traits, sexual responsiveness and in detail about their sexual function.
For women this last measure incorporated sexual satisfaction, arousal, desire, lubrication, pain, and orgasm frequency; for men it was focused on erectile function but also included questions about desire, satisfaction and orgasm.
All the participants in the study were in long-term relationships, and had an average age of 51.
The conscientiousness described is a trait that comprises self-discipline, orderliness and ambition – all of which were associated with healthier sexual function.
The study also found that men benefited sexually from partners with similar traits – specifically being easily stimulated.
“In men who are easily aroused by erotic fantasies or visual stimuli, having a partner who responds in a similar way may facilitate sexual function,” the researchers said.