While there’s never a bad time to get busy, and we’re all individuals with our own tastes, it still turns out that certain days and times are more popular for having sex.
The top time most couples have sex is 10.24pm on a Saturday night, according to a new survey.
Perhaps it’s not that surprising. Craig David may sing about making love on Wednesday, but he’s a pop star with flunkies. The rest of us have work, life and social media to handle, all by ourselves. So who has time on Monday night?
And we can’t say Saturday night is due to hormones either, because medical experts say the best time to have sex with a partner is 3pm. This is when women feel most alert and energetic (it’s due to increased levels of the hormone cortisol). Men may have higher levels of the hormone testosterone in the morning, but by mid-afternoon their levels of the hormone estrogen peak, which has the benefit of making them more emotionally present during sex.
So Saturday night sex sessions are probably more to do with time and proximity – you possibly don’t have to get up for work the next day. And you’ve maybe had time to go on a hot date together.
Maybe this is why most respondents also said they felt “most aroused” at 5.35pm on Saturdays. So they either enjoyed spinning out the temptation for five more hours – or they just gritted their teeth and waited.
Here are the findings.
So, 3pm is the ideal time for maximum mutual enjoyment of heterosexual sex.
Men actually have the best sex in the morning, when their testosterone levels are at their peak. But women feel more aroused and alert in the afternoon, so it’s best to wait for that rise of oestrogen, instead, for a more connected experience.
There’s just that one issue of the majority of us being at work during that time without the possibility of sneaking off for a quickie.
So maybe try planning in sexy times for 3pm on the weekends, and then, you know, just do it whenever you fancy during the week.
Let’s be honest: if you’re with the right person, it’s going to be good either way.
And if you’re in a same-sex relationship, have at it whenever.
Men will be ready to go in the morning, women do it better in the afternoon.
Enjoy the fact that your sex drives line up, you lucky people.