Atheists have better sex lives

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:57

Washington: US researchers have found that atheists have far better sex lives than religious people who are troubled by feelings of guilt during intercourse and for weeks afterwards.

They discovered that non-believers are more willing to discuss sexual fantasies and are more satisfied with their experiences, reports the Daily Mail .

Both groups of people admitted that they carried out the same activities such as masturbation, watching pornography, having oral sex and pursuing affairs.

But followers of religion did not enjoy the experiences as much due to the stigma created by their belief systems, according to the study.

It left them with intense feelings of regret after they had climaxed.

Psychologist Darrel Ray and Amanda Brown from Kansas University come to the conclusion after surveying more than 14,500 people including both non-believers and believers of religion.

All of the people who were questioned were found to have sex around the same number of times a week. They also became sexually active at similar ages.

But devoutly religious people rated their sex lives far lower than atheists. They also admitted to strong feelings of guilt afterwards.

Strict religions such as Mormons ranked highest on the scale of sexual guilt. Jehovah`s Witness, Pentecostal, Seventh Day Adventist, and Baptist followed them closely behind.

"Our data shows that people feel very guilty about their sexual behaviour when they are religious, but that does not stop them: it just makes them feel bad," Ray told alternet .

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First Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:57

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