7 Surprising Things That Can Affect Your Sex Life
The biggies—head, heart and hormones—are in the right place. But these discoveries demonstrate how even tiny choices can play a role in the bedroom.
How many lovers do you hope for in your lifetime? How many for your partner? Your answers (partly) depend on your birth order, finds a study at Florida Atlantic University. Firstborns desire fewer sex partners on average
(four) than their younger siblings (13). In general, firstborns focus on long-term goals like having kids earlier in life, while the younger sibs more often pursue short-term sexual strategies. The explanation: The eldest identifies more with parents and the status-quo norms; the others don't have the same expectations and limitations. (In case you're worried: While later-borns may desire more lovers overall, there's no evidence that they're likelier to cheat.)