Survey says more travel means better sex

Posted at 02/18/13 3:08 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Traveling together improves a couple’s sex life, at least according to a survey commissioned by the US Travel Association.

The survey, which can be found at TravelEffect.com, showed that 77% of the respondents who travel as a couple said they have a good sex life, compared to 63% of those who do not travel together.

More than a quarter of couples (28%) said their sex life improved after traveling together, while 40% said sex together is permanently better after a trip.

“What we’ve long known anecdotally, we’re now proving through authoritative research: travel has a positive effect on relationships,” Roger Dow, president and chief executive officer of the US Travel Association, said in a press release.

“Couples who travel together have healthier, happier relationships compared to those who do not travel together,” Dow added.

Edge Research conducted a phone interview on 1,100 adults between November 26 and December 9, 2012 for the survey, which also showed that 63% of couples prefer a weekend getaway over large or small gifts.

A majority (59%) of couples, meanwhile, said being intimate is an important reason to travel together.

“Couples who take time to vacation alone together at least once each year report happier, healthier relationships overall compared to those who do not travel as couples,” said Pam Loeb, principal of Edge Research.