Your Male Friends Affect How Much Sex You Have

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Your Male Friends Affect How Much Sex You Have


According to a new study from Oakland University, women who have an abundance of men in their life— coworkers, family members, friends, etc.—have more sex with their boyfriends compared to couples in which the woman has less male friends.

Researchers claim it all boils down to a little something called “sperm competition.

If you didn’t know already, male sperm is very competitive. In fact, if sperm from two different males ends up inside the same female, the little guys will actually fight each other to the end in order to be the first to fertilise.

This competitive nature translates to the dating world, too, in that men have a physiological desire to fight off other men that look like competition.

For instance, as the study states, if a man is watching porn, he will become more aroused and produce more sperm if he’s watching two men having sex with one woman, rather than two women having sex with one man.


Even though they’re only on screen and present no real life threat, those males are perceived psychologically as competition (or “sex rivals”), and, in turn, the body naturally produces as much sperm as physically possible to compete. This same theory rang true with the men in the study who perceived their partners to receive a lot of male attention from other men, a.k.a “sex rivals”.

“A lot of work shows that men are sexually aroused by their partner when they estimate a greater likelihood of partner infidelity,” Michael Pham, lead author on the study, explained. “This does not mean that men want their partner to cheat on them. Rather, this means that if they estimate a greater likelihood of their partner’s infidelity, then they may (subconsciously) want to have sex with her to enter into sperm competition.”

Whether it makes the man of your life try harder at showing his worth or it is an instinct reaction at trying to be the alpha male it is irrelevant, as long as it ramps up the fun in the bedroom. This study might shed a whole new light into a popular sex fantasy among couples – threesomes. With this new study it stands that an MMF might be the way to go.

Ladies have fun meeting new guys and enjoy the attention you deserve from your main man too.

There you have it. If you’re dating a woman who has lots of men in her life, it may actually work out in your advantage, dudes. However, the better of it all is that it makes us keep working at maintaining relationship satisfaction and increasing a couple’s sex life.

So ladies, there you have it extra male attention can and will work in everybody’s favour.


Tina is a DailyStar senior writer. She graduated from Edith Cowan University. Writing has always been something she enjoyed. Her positive outlook colours every aspect of her life. Her motto -Life’s too short so get living.

When she’s not busy writing, Tina is exploring the city she adores, running in her local Park every day, drinking an absurd amount of coffee, taking care of an adorable pup, kids and traveling.

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