Couples who don’t have sex before marriage are happier, study claims

Telegraph (UK) 28 Dec 2010
Psychologists found that couples who waited until after their wedding night rated the stability of their relationships 22 per cent higher than those whose physical relationships developed earlier. Those who practised abstinence were also found to have 20 per cent increased levels of relationship satisfaction, 12 per cent better communication and 15 per cent improved “sexual quality”. Experts said that this may be due to improved communication between individuals who were chaste before marriage. More than 2,000 married couples were questioned as part of a study by the Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life in Utah.