Home > Sex > How to Have Great Sex Updated 03 February 2014 The best time for sex Morning, afternoon or evening - when's the optimum time to get busy in the bedroom? 0 Shutterstock Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sexologist » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » SEE: What happens to your body during sex? How porn addiction can affect your sex life Do you wake up in the morning ready for action, or do you prefer the dark privacy of midnight? Give us a private space and some uninterrupted time with a willing lover, and most of us can get in the mood, no matter if the sun is baking or the stars are twinkling.But there are some physical factors that might affect your sexual encounter, whether you're aware of them or not.Glorious mornings - You might want to set the alarm half an hour early tomorrow and use this optimum time for making love. Not only do many men wake up with a strong erection, but the level of the hormone oxytocin is highest in our bodies at this time, according to doctoroz.comFertile afternoons - Some sources say that having sex in the afternoon is the best time if you want to conceive, although Health24's GynaeDoc says that any time is good.Sleepy nights - If you want a good night's sleep, having sex might do the trick, especially if you're a man. According to a study published in the Digital Journal, men enjoy a sudden flood of oxytocin and seratonin after sex, which makes them particularly prone to dozing off.Visit our Sex Centre for more sex tips and info.(Image of intimate couple from Shutterstock.)Sources: doctoroz.com; Health24; DigitalJournal.com Health24 NEXT ON HEALTH24X Help, my STI is incurable! 2016-09-30 14:41 More: SexHow to Have Great Sex advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier The debate continues » Working out in the concrete jungle 7 top butt exercises for guys 10 things pole dancing can do for you The running vs. walking debate There are many different theories when it comes to the running vs. walking for health and weight loss. Veganism a crime? » Running the Comrades Marathon on a vegan diet Are vegans unnatural beasts? Can a vegan be really healthy? Should it be a crime to raise a baby on vegan food? After a number of cases of malnourishment in Italy, it may become a crime to feed children under 16 a vegan diet.