Perceived Fragile Masculinity Stifles Sexual Satisfaction and Honest Communication

This shows a couple holding hands in the sunsetWomen may alter their own sexual behavior in an effort to protect their male partner’s perceived sense of manhood. Researchers found women who perceived their partner’s masculinity as more fragile tended to lower their sexual satisfaction. Additionally, women in relationships with males who they believed to experience “fragile masculinity” reported more anxiety and poorer communication in their relationship.