Guys Need Hugs More

'It's not all about sex,' says one participant
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2011 3:45 AM CDT
Guys Need Hugs More
Prince William and Kate get huggy.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

(Newser) – Here's something that might surprise women, but men apparently already know: Guys need cuddling more than their girlfriends. That's the finding of a new study that looked at men and women in relationships in US, Brazil, German, Japan, and Spain. "I really appreciate it when she holds my hand or slides closer to me on the sofa," says one of the male participants about his wife. “It’s more important for me to get hugged and touched; everything doesn’t have to be about sex.”

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And speaking of sex, it tends to get better for women the longer a couple is together, reports MSNBC. In other study tidbits, Japanese men report significantly (2.61 times) more sexual satisfaction in their relationships than American men, and Japanese and Brazilian women were more likely to report sexual satisfaction than American women. (Read more Japan stories.)

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