The Sweet Thing Men Really Want In Bed, According To Research

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Research Reveals What Men Really Want In Bed

By Corinne Cole

If you were gonna guess what guys want more of in the sack, all kinds of kinky images would probably come to mind, right? Say, anal, threesomes, BDSM, something like that? Well, you’d be wrong. And it's actually a lot tamer than that.

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According to a new study out of Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, women AND men just want a little kissing, cuddling, and romance. Well, that's a sweet surprise.

The study’s lead author, Debby Herbenick, confirmed the results, telling Science Daily, “Contrary to some stereotypes, the most appealing behaviors, even for men, are romantic and affectionate behaviors. These included kissing more often during sex, cuddling, saying sweet/romantic things during sex, making the room feel romantic in preparation for sex, and so on.”

The study asked 975 men and 1,046 women, ages 18-91, about the kinds of sexual acts they had experienced (think masturbation, vaginal and oral sex…) and what they liked the most. And the findings were pretty interesting.

There were some notable (albeit not totally shocking) differences among men and women: more women than men said they had never masturbated, and more men said they had shared nude images (hello d*&k pics).

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And while both sexes were equally intrigued by bondage, role-play and public sex, not all that many had actually tried it, at least not recently.

So the big takeaway was that everyone just wants a little gentle lovin'. Hear that ladies and gents? If you want to spice up your sex life, why not try a good old-fashioned make-out sesh?

This article was originally published at Latina. Reprinted with permission from the author.