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Study: Cuddling Makes Relationships More Satisfying

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(BLOOMINGTON, Ind.) -- A new study suggests that the affectionate acts of cuddling and caressing can make long-term relationships more fulfilling, according to HealthDay.

Researchers looked at 1,000 couples around the world who had been together for long periods of time. The study determined that affection, including cuddling and kissing, is more important to men than to women. Men were also more likely to express satisfaction in their relationships if they were healthy and if they liked their partner to experience an orgasm during intercourse.

The report found that sexual saisfaction for women rose over the course of the relationship. Satisfaction was higher for women who had been in relationships for 15 years or more.

The study will be published in an upcoming issue of the Archives of Sexual Behavior.

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