Worth knowing, even if it’s not necessarily reassuring: according to researchers working with the Superdrug Online—an online prescription service in the UK for bedroom performance meds—88 percent of women surveyed will forgive some faults in bed if a guy knows how to have a meaningful conversation.
A research team associated with the site surveyed 1,500 people in the EU and the United States about bedroom trade-offs in an effort to determine how important sex can be in a given long-term relationship. A vast majority of women who responded led the researchers to conclude that “communication was felt to be key in making a partnership last.”
Believe it or not, the number of men who would rather a woman be a great communicator was a substantial 72 percent.
Communication wasn’t the only surprising winner, as the graphic above shows: European and American women also strongly value romance over skillful gymnastics in the sack. Staying in shape and looking good also won out over sexual dexterity as well.