This is why you should be having sex in the morning
If you're the type of person who thinks the perfect time for some love-making comes after a romantic, candlelit dinner with your significant other dolled up and looking fine, sitting together will wine glasses in hand and soft jazz playing in the background – you're doing it all wrong, my friend. A new survey has found that the best time to have sex is not in this sensual set-up, but rather, in the morning.
So instead of hitting the snooze button for the 100th time, you should be rolling over to face your softly snoring partner, with their little stream of spittle dribbling down their chin, and wake them up with that tell-tale "let's get it on look". Sure, you might be dealing with all the trimmings of the AM including morning breath, ratty bed-hair and sleep gunk in your eyes, but let me assure you it's all for the better.
Having sex after you wake up has been proven to have a throng of health benefits to set you up for the rest of your day – plus the sex will probably be better – according to research from Forza Supplements. 1,000 people took part in the study, and the company monitored their body clocks while they logged the times during the day when they saw the most benefits out of things like exercising, eating meals and having sex.
It turns out that morning sex will put you in a better mood and increase your energy levels, as well as decreasing your blood pressure. The majority of participants said that 7:30am was their favourite time to have sex, mainly because they felt less stressed afterwards. Plus, the morning is when men's testosterone levels are the highest in the day (one thing that explains morning wood), and as a result, the sex is likely to last longer. Win-win.
Another survey found that morning sex on a Sunday was the most popular time of the week for couples to have sex, with 9am being the universally preferred timeslot. While that's all well and good for a lazy weekend, the 7:30am time is optimal for those of you hoping to get off to a good start during days of the working week.
The Forza Supplements' survey also gave some interesting insights in how to make the most of the rest of your day, outside of that 7:30am morning sex window. You should be going to sleep at 10:10pm and waking up at 6:45am.
They suggested to also do a short cardio workout before breakfast because more fat will be burned after an overnight fast (although this could easily be done in the form of a good romp). Concentration levels peak three hours after waking up, so most people were super productive at work around 9:45am. Lunch should be at 12:15pm, dinner at 6pm, and if lifting weights is your thing, 52 per cent found a 6:30pm workout to be most effective.
"While no two people are the same, these were found to be the very best times for the average person to do the key activities which make for a healthy and happy life,” Forza Supplements managing director Lee Smith told The Sun.
"Making small adjustments to your routine can really help you to lose weight, get fitter, be more effective at work and even a better lover."
So, remember to schedule your important meetings for 9:45am and also to get sexy in the morning to make the most of your day. Or, you know, live your life freely.