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

By Patrick Galloway (@pat11g)

Close to seventy per cent of sports fans are more engaged with their partner after watching sport, according to independent research this month.

Sexologist Dr. Nikki Goldstein agrees sports fans after often better partners after experiencing the thrill of a contest, because they’re happier within themselves.

"I think women often feel that we are being pushed to second best but if their 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.”

“It also comes down to compromise."

Sportsyear worked with Goldstein for the research study, which also highlighted the need for passionate sports fans whether they be male or female, to schedule time to enjoy their passion to better cater for the needs of their partner.

"Sport gives something people to be passionate about and gives them permission to show their genuine emotions, which only helps a relationship." Says 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 enjoying a sporting passion and fulfilling relationships.

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

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

The research study included surveys of Sportsyear customers, many of whom are users of the annual Sportsyear Diary which helps them plan around their sporting passion.

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