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Updated 03 February 2014

The best time for sex

Morning, afternoon or evening - when's the optimum time to get busy in the bedroom?

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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.com

Fertile 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
 
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