December 18, 2015 / News A sexologist who loves sports fans

By Patrick Galloway (@pat11g)

Sportsyear teamed up with leading Sexologist Dr. Nikki Goldstein this month, to better understand what makes sports fans tick, when it comes to managing relationships around their passion for sport.

As it turned out, in suverys conducted by an independant firm, partners of sports fanatics say their squeeze is more engaged after consuming live sport.

"If partners are actually allowed to engage in their passion, then they are absolutely going to be more thoughtful when they do come back to the relationship,” said Goldstein.

“It often comes down to compromise."

Goldstein, who has travelled the world researching and examining relationships in and out of the bedroom, says if sports fan can plan their lives better around sport, they will also help cater for the needs of their partner.

"Sport gives people permission to show their genuine emotions, which only helps a relationship." said Goldstein.

Sexologist Dr. Nikki Goldstein (Pic: Scott Ehler)
Sexologist Dr. Nikki Goldstein (Pic: Scott Ehler)

Goldstein says planning is one of the most important aspects of having a fulfilling relationship.

“In this hyper-busy day and age it’s all about scheduling and doing this properly is destined to make relationships healthier.” she said.

“We need to remember that relationships are about compromise and partners need to give each other permission to pursue their passions.” 

The research study was conducted by McCrindle Research, which sourced sports fans from all over Australia.

“With sport being so ingrained in the cultural DNA of Australia, it’s a no brainer that couples should plan ahead for big matches.” said Goldstein.