Or so this Globe and Mail article says: Wives who are ‘just one of the guys’ may contribute to erectile dysfunction: study
The study they refer to has even coined a term to describe it — ‘partner betweenness’.
I can’t apply this to my own life, for while I am friendly with my husband’s friends, it’s not like we hang out without him. We usually get together as couples and throughout the evening the women migrate one way and the guys migrate another. Not on purpose, just based on topic preference, really.
Instead of blaming friendly women for male sexual issues, maybe they should look at the deeper issues. Why is the wife friendlier with the friends than with her husband? I’m not saying that you can’t be friends with your husband’s friends, but if you are closer to them than your own husband is, that points to a bigger problem. And maybe that is why the husband is having issues in bed.
I don’t know. Studies like this make me shake my head.
Any thoughts? Are you friends with your husband’s friends? Does it cause any issues?