Women with brains have more fun in bed, a study has revealed
Beauty may bag you a man – but brains will bring you more fun in the bedroom.
Women blessed with ’emotional intelligence’ – the ability to express their feelings and read those of others – have better sex lives, research shows.
Those most in touch with their feelings have twice as many orgasms as inhibited sorts, the study found.
The finding could lead to new ways of counselling the 40 per cent of women who find it difficult or impossible to enjoy sex fully.
Researcher Tim Spector of King’s College London said there were definite advantages to being a touchy-feely type.
He said: ‘These findings show that emotional intelligence is an advantage in many aspects of your life, including the bedroom.’
Professor Spector questioned more than 2,000 female twins, aged between 18 and 83, about their sex lives.
They were asked to rate their ability to reach orgasm on a seven-point scale, ranging from ‘never’ to ‘always’.
They also filled in a questionnaire designed to gauge their emotional intelligence and covering traits such as self expression, empathy and contentment.
Those most in touch with their feelings had the most orgasms, the Journal of Sexual Medicine reports.
Lead author, psychologist Andrea Burri, also of King’s College, said: ‘Emotional intelligence seems to have a direct impact on women’s sexual functioning by influencing her ability to communicate her sexual expectations and desires to her partner.’