A new study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior finds that not only do men like to cuddle, but they believe it's an important ingredient to a happy, satisfying relationship.
Lead Kinsey Institute researcher, Julia Heiman, and her team questioned over 1,000 couples from the United States, Brazil, Germany, Japan and Spain, ages 40-70, that have either been married or living together for at least a year, with the average relationship span being 25 years. Of these couples, Japanese and Brazilian women were "more likely than U.S. women to report being sexually satisfied," while "middle-age men in Japan report 2.61 times more sexual satisfaction in their relationships" than U.S. men do. eHarmony Founder Says 'Don't Get Married'
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Most interesting, the men in the study reported cuddling, caressing, kissing and tenderness to be more important to their relationship happiness than women did. They were also happier in their relationships if they were in good health and could bring their partner to orgasm.
Women, on the other hand, based their relationship happiness on the sexual relationships they have with their partner, and the study found women were more satisfied with their sex life the longer they were together with their partner.
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However, both men and women "were more satisfied with their sexual relationship if they had sex more frequently, had higher sexual functioning and kissed and cuddled frequently." YourTango Quickies: What A Man's Finger Length Says About Him
Who's more likely to initiate cuddling in your relationship: you or your man?