The survey indicates that very few of us act spontaneously when it comes to sex, which could explain the three hour gap between arousal and sexual activity. Around half the couples surveyed admitted that they were so busy that they had to schedule sex in their diary.
‘If the only way you have time for sex is to schedule it, then why not?’‘Scheduling sex can seem like the least romantic activity in the world, but we have found that regular physical intimacy is the key to overall relationship happiness.
Despite the fact that many of us have little time for spontaneous sex the survey suggests that when we are planning a hook up we like to be romantic with 62 per cent couples regularly have ‘date nights’ – specific days of the week they keep free for romantic fun.
On a date night, 88 per cent of couples usually end up having sex.
Research also found that six out of ten of us have booked a hotel getaway specifically to get some time alone for sex and intimacy.
The survey also revealed that its not just the time of day that can affect our libido, our sex drive varies depending on the time of year too.
The most popular activity prior to sex was a romantic meal, followed by watching TV, talking intimately, going to the pub and a night out with friends.
Richard Longhurst believes that regular physical intimacy is the key to general relationship happiness.
‘Sex o’clock will be different for lots of people, but all our research shows that couples who have great sex lives also have great relationships.
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