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Science Says This Is The Best Time Of Day To Have Sex

Rebecca Shepherd

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Science Says This Is The Best Time Of Day To Have Sex

Working in the office may feel like a distant memory to some of us, but no doubt you'll remember asking around the workplace to see whether anyone wanted a cheeky afternoon brew or biscuit.

Since the workplace doesn't extend much beyond the living room for many people at the moment, you may want to consider an alternative to get you through the afternoon. So how about sex as your new post meridian treat? While you're on a break, of course.

Why in the afternoon, you might ask?

Well, while that time of day may make some people want to take a siesta, others can start feeling a little frisky.


And thanks to science, we can confirm that 3pm is the best time for a good session.

Could your 3pm look like this? Credit: Netflix
Could your 3pm look like this? Credit: Netflix

At least, it's the best time for men - while they perform best physically in the early to mid-morning (thanks overnight testosterone), they have a boost of oestrogen in the arvo, making them more emotionally attuned to their partner.

Women, on the other hand, can have a peak in cortisol levels around then, which boosts energy and alertness.


Energised, emotionally accommodating and alert... hello there.

Credit: Sony Pictures
Credit: Sony Pictures

This is all backed up by hormone expert, Alisa Vitti, who wrote in her book WomanCode: "While this may not seem like a logical set-up for satisfaction, given the previous endorsement of testosterone, the combination actually makes men more emotionally present during sex and better able to focus on a woman's needs and satisfaction."

We all got that, yeah?


Alternatively, you could give it a whirl first thing in the morning, because research has suggested that energy levels are at their highest.

Not to mention the sex itself should set off endorphins, which would make you feel good throughout the day.

Sounds good, right? Except the whole 'first thing in the morning' part.

According to Forza Supplements, the best time to do it is at 7.30am - around 45 minutes after you wake up, because you have more stamina.


They clearly haven't seen me at 7.30 in the morning.

The research goes on to state that the weaker moments in the day arrive at around 3.30 when we want a sugar rush.

This is known as 'snack o'clock' to some and you're more likely to put weight on from engaging in this.

Not if you change it to s**g o'clock, though. Waaahey.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: Interesting, Sex, Community

Rebecca Shepherd
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