NUMEROUS STUDIES HAVE looked at the relationship between how much couples share household duties and how much they have sex. Generally speaking, more sharing of housework leads to more frequent sex, less contentious marriages and partners reporting being more content.
Now, there’s a certain segment of the population that doesn’t believe those studies: back in 2009 when the Wall Street Journal published the findings of one of them, several commenters complained that the studies couldn’t control for all factors, or that they must have been paid for by feminist groups.
But the whole idea kind of makes sense to KTD! contributor Jessica Cochran. So when she spied a book on the grocery store shelf titled Equally Shared Parenting – Rewriting the Rules for a New Generation of Parents by Amy and Marc Vachon, she bought it.