Not all women are at risk of STDW. Straight women who live with their male partners are the largest cohort who are exposed to STDW. The study found that young women who live with an intimate male partner do an average of 125 minutes of domestic work per day, while women who live with a flat mate only do 78 minutes per day.
This means that sleeping with a male person you’re also living with adds an extra 47 minutes of domestic work to your life every day. That’s over five hours a week!
Sex-induced domestic work affects women’s lives more than men’s. Men who live in group houses do 63 minutes of domestic work per day compared with 74 minutes when living with a female partner — an increase of 11 minutes per day.