Loading...
The Heart Beat The Heart Beat blog

Study Reveals the Most Popular Days for Sex

Plus, how often does the average couple get it on?

By Kristin Wong Sep 21, 2012 4:01PM

Just in time for the weekend, a study from author Sylvia Day has revealed that Saturday is the most popular day for couples to get it on. Friday came in second, proving that lovers know how to kick off a weekend.

It's all too easy to neglect the physical aspects of your relationship when you're caught up in the demands of the modern world. Couples are often too drained or too busy for sex during the week, Day's study found.

"After a long day in the office followed by a stressful commute, you can understand how sex may be the last thing on people's mind," she said.

The study encompassed 2,000 adult women, examining the more physical aspects of their relationships. On average, researchers found that the women reported having sex only two times a week with their significant other.

Or maybe that's a whopping two times a week, depending on your situation.

”Twice a week seems to be the average number of times a couple gets to have some bedroom action, but there are couples that have sex a lot more than this," Day explained. "Every couple is different, though, and what works for one may not suit another."

Day told The Heart Beat that talking about sex is good for relationships:

"Sex isn't just physical, it's cerebral, and having it as a near-daily topic of conversation in a mainstream way--we're talking about it with co-workers, friends, family, and even strangers at the bookstore--has lowered inhibitions. We're thinking about sex much more often and wanting it with greater frequency. Frequency builds intimacy with our partners, which builds trust and sparks an adventurous spirit."

In her study, she found that "I'm too tired" was the most popular excuse for not having sex, followed by "I'm not in the mood," and the old classic, "I've got a headache."

Related video: 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship

But despite all of that, the good news is most people are satisfied with the frequency and quality of sex with their partners, at least in Day's study. She found that most of her subjects rated their sex lives three out of five.

So while we're on the subject, the study included a few other interesting statistics:

  • Three-quarters of subjects still enjoy sex only in the missionary position. But hey, why mess with a good thing?
  • The average length of foreplay time is about 10 minutes. Apparently, people can't wait to get to the good stuff.
  • One in three people have had sex on a beach, 5 percent of people have had sex in a fitting room, and 9 percent say they've done it in a swimming pool.

And with those kinky statistics, I bid you adieu. Enjoy your weekend, wink wink.

 

Photo: ImagesBazaar/Getty Images

More love and sex on MSN Living:

Crazy Marriage Proposals
Weird Wild World of Modern Love
Most Romantic Date Destinations in America
25 Reasons Why Married Sex Is Better

 

1Comment
Sep 22, 2012 2:11PM
avatar
counter in the bathroom, perfect height... :)
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?

love: friendships, dating, sex & marriage

  • courtesy of viralnova.com // courtesy of viralnova.com (courtesy of viralnova.com)

    This special note will make you believe in love

    Forgotten what love is all about? Read this note, and remember.

  • fotostorm, Getty Images // fotostorm, Getty Images (fotostorm, Getty Images)

    3 surprising factors that predict a happy love life

    And a few that aren't so shocking.

  • 9 marital habits

    9 marital habits to avoid

    If you find yourself doing any of these things, consider changing your behavior or counseling.

  • Glass lamps

    Inspiring expert wedding ideas

    From pineapple sculptures made out of sunflowers to bold graphic printed tablecloths, ten trendsetters in the wedding industry shared 100 days’ worth of inspiring new wedding details. See The Knot editors’ top picks for the coolest and most awe-worthy ideas from the wedding experts.

  • Ever couple gets into the nothing fight

    The 10 rocky moments every relationship faces

    Those Facebook friends who seem to have perfect lives with flawless mates whom they adore at all times? Even they face tough times like these.

  • Lies wives tell

    7 lies your wife tells you

    How to flag her little fibs. By Laura Tedesco

  • A new study on attraction may help explain why fashions change. AFP Photo, ©Serg Zastavkin, shutterstock.com // A new study on attraction may help explain why fashions change. AFP Photo, ©Serg Zastavkin, shutterstock.com (A new study on attraction may help explain why fashions change. AFP Photo, ©Serg Zastavkin, shutterstock.com)

    Being the odd one out may make you more attractive

    A new study on attraction may help explain why fashions change.

  • The Viceroy Anguilla

    Great getaways for a spring-summer honeymoon

    As a general rule, any island that offers great weather year-round is going to attract the most visitors in the winter (high season) when we’re all trying to escape the snow. Once summer rolls around, many islands see a sharp drop-off in tourism since many people have beach weather right in their own backyards.

  • Getty Images

    The top 10 complaints from unhappy husbands

    And how you can attack the issues together.

  • 25 wedding photo bombs

    25 wedding photo bombs

    A wedding is an exceptionally special day. Sometimes, an opportune photo flub makes the occasion even more memorable. Here are 25 awesome wedding photo bombs.

  • He takes you on nondrinking dates.

    7 signs he’s getting serious about you

    Somewhere between the first few butterfly-inducing dates and the committed-for-life stage, there’s the period of wondering if you’re both on the same page about how serious you feel about a future together. If you’re not quite at the point of "that talk" but you’re looking for a few clues you’re heading in that direction, here are some signs he’s in it for the long haul as your relationship progresses.

  • 'Have you tried online dating?'

    15 things single people are tired of hearing

    What’s that sound? It’s white noise blocking out the well-meaning person proclaiming groundbreaking news about where you can meet someone, asking why you’re still single, or bugging you about when you’re getting married already. Don’t be that person. Here are 15 annoying things all single people don’t want to hear.

buzzing now on msn living
Loading...
The Heart Beat is a Great Dating Blogs Winner The Heart Beat is a Great Dating Blogs Winner
relationship videos
editor's picks
Loading...
the heart beat
Loading...