Updated: September 18, 2012 8:17 AM
25 Reasons Why Married Sex is Better

Familiarity breeds contentedness in our book — here's why post-nuptial nookie trumps a single roll in the hay any day

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Married sex gets a bad rap, but hey — we once believed the earth was flat! Forget the rumours of marriage monotony and infrequency; there's plenty of toe-curling intimacy to be had between husband and wife. Check out this list of reasons why married sex trumps singlehood sex and then get your husband alone, stat!

Sep 20, 2012 4:37PM

Wow, it's kinda sad reading some of these responses. I'm shocked at how many people think this article is bulls***. I'm a man, and have been married to my wife for several years now. I'm still in my 20s, and get tired of so many people my age telling me I'm "missing out". Missing out on what? Shallow, non-commital physical relationships with people I barely know, and really don't care about? I'll choose sex with the woman I love immensely, any day of the week. Sure, there're ups and downs, and I admit, occasionally we've had bad sex, which we typically laugh about later, or discuss what was missing so it can be great again the next time. Sex with the same person shouldn't get boring. It certainly hasn't gotten boring for us. And frankly, I think it's just gotten better.

And I have to say that I agree with every point in this article. I don't think I read one that didn't apply to the relationship my wife and I have.

Sep 20, 2012 9:34AM
My wife and I re-married 3 yrs ago.   Both, strong church folks and blessed our pastor okayed a marriage in the church.    He knew we were likely weak at the flesh,,,, so he suggested being pure a few weeks before the honeymoon.     Our first night together as husband and wife was absolutely amazing with the warmth and intimacy. What I learned then, how amazing and blessed you would be with abstenince till marriage.   Your love for each will be elevated to a very special bond. The trust you will gain with each other moving the limits intamacy and **** trust and love.
Sep 20, 2012 6:51AM
This is an awesome article!!! Keep it up!! :) Sex was meant for married couples. :)
Sep 20, 2012 2:58PM

Why is it that when the topic of marriage comes up, douch bag people have to immediately talk about having affairs, or their twisted double lives.  You may in fact be the majority of people willing to be so low. I have faith in marriage and trust, I believe that it is possible to have a strong, intimate marriage that will last. Music and technology have taken away so much of the real pleasure in our lives, and replaced it with shallow forgettable memories. Technology, porn, todays music have proven that the majority of people are weak, so weak in fact, it as easy as a text to get your rocks off. Im not a drone, I don't fall into that. I am not enticed by the temptations out there. I am confident in my ability to love a man for the majority of my life. Be true to my vows, and have dignity which is lacking within so many people....

Love like the lyrics in 60's songs folks!

Sep 20, 2012 3:44PM

 How many of you that are commenting negatively have any idea about the subject... I've been married for 10 years... And it's not only better but it keeps getting better... I love this article! every point is true for me!! Good Job!

Honestly, Unless you've actually been married and faithful then you can't even judge this, so sorry for the haters, but this is true for the other 50% of marriages that DO last!!!   

Sep 20, 2012 2:16AM
A very encouraging article! It is very refreshing to see an article advocating a meaningful and mature sexual relationship within marriage rather than the typically endorsed pleasure-seeking mentality found too commonly in our culture. Keep it up MSN!

Sep 20, 2012 6:04PM
I find that if you start and end your day by saying to your partner "I love you and/or I appreciate you, your relationship and sex will get better and better. ;o)
Sep 20, 2012 2:03AM
This is wonderful. So refreshing to see! So very true -- married sex is far better than non-commital unmarried sex. On so many levels!! Thanks for posting this, MSN!
Sep 20, 2012 11:55AM

You know I find that this world is getting way to full of people who like to whine and complain about every little thing. We have pushed the "Human Rights" thing way to far that now a simple article about Married sex can't be written without having people complain about the fact that it said "Married" and didn't have common law or lesbian and gay references. Have we really fallen so far? I find it ridiculous. The whiners get their way just like they probably did as kids. Although I am a married heterosexual if the article didn't directly address my "status" I wouldn't care I would take the info if I thought it helpful and run with it not complain that the author wasn't vast enough in reaching all possible readers. Please people! urrrrgggg.


Sep 20, 2012 12:12PM
I had to put my two cents here BEFORE even reading the article. As a single person I can easily say, uh, a yeah! First, especially when there IS fidelity, you don't have to worry about using a condom to prevent STDs. And second... there would be no problem having sex in the light or where your spouse travels on your body. So, yes! That's why I'm still waiting for the right guy, (because I know the divorce rate out there, folks).
Sep 20, 2012 5:26PM

ok .. I must say it ... the author must not be maried ..... none of those really happen ..... but I must agree ... maried sex is better ... at least .. when you do it .... (and of course ... a beer is always good after a month without drinking)

Sep 20, 2012 5:59AM
Finally....something that makes sense.  Sex is meant for married couples!!  That is the way God intended it.  Thank you for an article that is about something morally good.  It is so hard to find the truth now, when things have gone so astray.
Sep 20, 2012 9:42AM
wow for me sex died once we found out i was pregnant, the worst part is they always blame woman for not wanting sex, in my case, its my man than makes excuses one after another....hummm
Sep 20, 2012 6:33AM
Some of the statements are painfully obvious but most of them are wonderfully true
Sep 20, 2012 3:19PM
Been there, done that, marriage sex is better. Especially the spontaneous ones. And I love sex at six in the  morning, or in the shower, or . . . when you're married you can try it anywhere, anytime. 
Sep 20, 2012 12:32AM
This is stupid. you have obviously never been married to my husband. he is an ass.
Sep 20, 2012 2:25PM
Fear of rejection is so mid-20's? Seriously, so then how does that apply to married couples in their mid-20's?
Sep 20, 2012 12:31PM

Well i was married 51 yrs and never ever saw any of this in this article and i was up for all of it.


But then she had a 5 yr affair with the guy at work, motel, his apt., showered together, he was even married in the 5th yr of the affair, his wife dumped him after i called her at the high school where she taught.


It was her genetic arrogance, the same her dad has, her mother was awesome, opposites attract i guess.


She said she had feelings for him, can you imagine the sex in the motel room, and this was 30 yrs after the affair.


She knew where the doors were !


I still hate her 45 yrs after the affair, yea i wish i had gotten the divorce all those yrs, but i wasn't that kind of person at the time and its too late now, darn it.


I'm just sucking it up till it's over.

Sep 20, 2012 10:10PM
Amazingly true article for those who have such a relationship, as we do.  I hear the negative comments and say that you just haven't been fortunate enough yet to experience this level of intimacy, but it's out there.  Married for 26 years and have experienced the topics in the article.  No relationship is perfect, but you can make it perfect for you and your situation - that's the mindset. 
Sep 20, 2012 10:37AM
This is sweet, I hope it is true =)
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