Feminism boosts sexual satisfaction for both men and women, a new study suggests.Click through for the whole article, I snipped a few bits.
Busting stereotypes that peg feminists as men-haters, a new study shows that having a feminist partner is linked with healthier, more romantic heterosexual relationships.
The study, published online this week in the journal Sex Roles, relied on surveys of both college students and older adults, finding that women with egalitarian attitudes do find mates and men do find them attractive. In fact, results reveal they are having a good time, maybe a better time than the non-feminists.
Both men and women are prone to holding negative views of feminists, the authors say. Along with the sexually unattractive stereotype, some women also view feminism as a movement for victims, or for women who aren't competent enough to achieve success on their own merit, according to the Rutgers University researchers.
...Among the findings:
* College-age women who reported having feminist male partners also reported higher quality relationships that were more stable than couples involving non-feminist male partners.
* College guys who were themselves feminists and had feminist partners reported more equality in their relationships.
* Older women who perceived their male partners as feminists reported greater relationship health and sexual satisfaction.
* Older men with feminist partners said they had more stable relationships and greater sexual satisfaction.
Overall, feminism and romance do go hand in hand, the scientists say.