After Sex: Cuddle or Sandwich?
According to a new study, published in the Journal of Sex Research, a whole lot of us would rather eat, drink, smoke and…you know, do guy stuff.
In the study, summarized here, researchers at Albright College, Pennsylvania questioned volunteers of their post-coital habits of choice. Among their findings, women like to cuddle, and snuggle, and be romantic, with lots of relationship talk.
And guys? Hello…what do you think? We just wanna get the heck outta there and have a stogie, watch Oprah and celebrate what’s groovy about bein’ guys.
According to psychologist Susan Hughes, the results, which shouldn’t surprise any human with a penis, suggest that whether it’s in a long-term relationship or a short-term fling is irrelevant. Women want to feel connection after the act.
Guys, on the other hand, have an indiscriminate urge to go forth and multiple with as many partners as possible.
Hey, we like to do our part for survival of the species, right?
That’s not always good. The study suggests that women aren’t attracted to our rampant need to procreate with multiple women. Rather, they measure a man worthy by his potential as a father and, yes, how gentle he is after sex.
We’ll keep on being guys of course. There’s a time and place for everything. That includes cuddling and pillow talk.
But don’t fight it. If she wants to spoon, and you’re thinking, “Not now baby, I got a hankerin’ for a double frappuccino with cinnamon and gazpacho,” just know that we’ve all been there and don’t hold back.