Almost Half Of Brits Won't Be Having Sex This Valentine's Day, According To Survey

Valentine's Day. A delight to some, a worry to many, and a day that holds absolutely no relevance whatsoever to the rest.

The day itself is celebrated differently by all - many people opt to go out for a romantic meal and drinks, others will settle for a dictionary as a gift to help with their morning crossword. However you spend the day, it's almost certain you're hoping to get lucky - or are you really?

A recent survey of 2000 respondents - commissioned by Chemist4 U has revealed the bedroom habits of Brits. And they're not as erotic as you may think.

The survey, which quizzed respondents on their bedroom activities and sleeping habits revealed that, surprisingly, 43 percent spend no time at all having sex.

Instead, these people prefer to spend their time on other things, 44 percent prefer watching TV, 46 percent on social media and 63 percent just talking to their partners.. Talking instead of having sex? Who are these monsters?

44 per cent of people prefer watching TV to having sex. Credit: PA
44 per cent of people prefer watching TV to having sex. Credit: PA

Senior sex and relationship therapist Sally Baker said she's not surprised by the findings.

She explained: "It's certainly borne out by my married clients who often come to me when their relationship is breaking down and sex for them as a couple is too often no more than a distant memory.

"Social media apps and websites might have made dating easier and available for singletons but their search for true connection with another human seems even more fraught for them with doubts and insecurities so hence a growing number are eschewing sex completely and choosing to socialise in groups instead.

"With my work with couples, I ask if they are looking for an exit strategy or a way to reconnect and if it's the latter I get them to sign a contract with each other that commits to putting sex firmly sex at of their to-do list and that works wonders for intimacy and ending passive-aggressive behaviour.

"For those looking for a partner and feeling that all their efforts fail, my work with them is often around letting down their metropolitan exterior, tearing up their list of attributes any potential partner must meet and in essence softening-up. Just those simple things and you'd be amazed how often they meet the person they've been truly looking for."

Social media apps and websites have made it easier for people to date but that doesn't mean there's a proper connection. Credit: PA
Social media apps and websites have made it easier for people to date but that doesn't mean there's a proper connection. Credit: PA

With the most love-centric day of the year fast approaching, there are other contributing factors that could give other explanations - these include not being well-matched sexual partners.

Looking into other factors, a huge 48 percent of respondents said that their partners snoring drives them up the wall, 27 percent said them taking up too much room in bed annoys them and a quarter were frustrated with their loved ones for stealing the covers.

Maybe they need a steamy session to stop being so miffed about the amount of room they have in bed... just a thought.

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Rebecca Shepherd

Rebecca Shepherd is a Journalist at LADbible. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class BA in Journalism. Becky previously worked as Chief Reporter at Cavendish Press, supplying news and feature stories to national newspapers and women's magazines.

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