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Higher number of premarital sexual/co-habitation partners in females increases risk of divorce.

January 11, 2015
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Figured it was about time we started filling out the Science flair tag.

Here's a study that links higher sexual and co-habitation partner counts in women with higher risk for divorce.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2003.00444.x/abstract

From the abstract (emphasis mine):

Using nationally representative data from the 1995 National Survey of Family Growth, I estimate the association between intimate premarital relationships (premarital sex and premarital cohabitation) and subsequent marital dissolution. I extend previous research by considering relationship histories pertaining to both premarital sex and premarital cohabitation. I find that premarital sex or premarital cohabitation that is limited to a woman's husband is not associated with an elevated risk of marital disruption. However, women who have more than one intimate premarital relationship have an increased risk of marital dissolution. These results suggest that neither premarital sex nor premarital cohabitation by itself indicate either preexisting characteristics or subsequent relationship environments that weaken marriages. Indeed, the findings are consistent with the notion that premarital sex and cohabitation limited to one's future spouse has become part of the normal courtship process for marriage.

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Title Higher number of premarital sexual/co-habitation partners in females increases risk of divorce.
Author HumanSockPuppet
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Date January 11, 2015 8:07 PM UTC (7 years ago)
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