When is the best time to have sex?
Many people I know swear that morning sex is best. Science supports them – according to an Italian research paper, 5:48 am is the optimal time to have sex, based on testosterone levels being higher and, therefore, arousal levels being at their peak.
Cosmopolitan magazine backs up the claim of superior morning sex, saying that men especially will find morning sex most arousing.
An informal survey of my friends this weekend found wide support for afternoon sex. I asked three couples we were out with when they most liked to get it on. The unanimous response – the afternoon. They said they were often too tired at night and the morning just felt too busy and chaotic. While I didn’t love their rationale (essentially, afternoon is the only time we can fit it in) I suspect a lot of young parents feel the same.
Me, persoanlly, I like evening sex. I have actually turned down morning and afternoon sex, holding out for the evening. My reasons:
- You can take the time in the evening to draw it out. Aside from, I suppose, a desire to get to sleep, therein nothing rushing us in the evening. You can have drawn out foreplay, sexy talk, a glass of wine to get in the mood. Daytime sex is an act, evening sex can be an event.
- You can anticipate the sex all day. I love the feeling of being a little bit aroused all day… anticipating the sex that will come.
But maybe I’m splitting hairs… I suppose you should take good sex whenever you can get it.