Dominant, Aggressive Women Have Less Sex, Study Says

Well, this is depressing.

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A shocking study published in the Journal of Sex reports that the more decisions a woman makes on her own, the less likely she is to have sex. That's a pretty outrageous claim, don't you think?

But researchers from Johns Hopkins University arrived at these results after they surveyed women from six African countries about how intimate they were with their partners. They focused specifically on the last time these women had sex, "as well as [those] who had the final say on decisions ranging from healthcare to household purchases."


For women who answered that they were in control of such decisions, researchers found they had less sex and more time had passed since their last encounter.

Keep in mind that this study was for African countries, and things are obviously very different for women in America. But this study does ring true to us, nevertheless. Not only were these women having less sex, but "the findings showed more dominant and assertive women had approximately 100 times less sex."

These results are clearly specific to the area in which the women were surveyed. A Florida State University study also found that in countries with higher gender equality, there's more sex, so it's no surprise that in poorer African countries, women are withholding it.


The idea that dominant women are having less sex is likely evidence, as reported by The Daily Mail, that women around the world are taking control of their sexual preferences. 

"Understanding how women's position in the household influences their sexual activity may be an essential piece in protecting the sexual rights of women and helping them to achieve a sexual life that's both safe and pleasurable," co-author Carie Muntifering told

All the more power to women who are in charge, whether they're having sex or not.