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The Exact Time Women Crave Sex: 11 p.m., Saturday

Bad news if you're in bed by 10.

By Kristin Wong May 10, 2012 2:52PM

Photo: Chris Clinton/Lifesize/Getty ImagesMark your calendars: a new study in the United Kingdom revealed that women's sexual appetite peaks at 11 p.m. on Saturdays.

Makes sense for a lot of us. The stresses of the workweek are gone, and by that time, you've probably had a glass of wine or two.

Women's Health surveyed 1,000 women and found that more than three quarters of them were satisfied with their sex lives, but a great deal of them also blamed their busy work schedules for ruining the mood.

But they seem to be enjoying coitus one way or another—and not just in the bedroom. Forty percent of women said they took their lovemaking to the great outdoors, saying it was the "most exciting" way to enjoy sex.

According to The Huffington Post, Women's Health editor Farrah Storr said:

"It is great to see that the majority of British women are satisfied between the sheets, or outside, as our Women’s Health sex survey reveals."

So how does this study compare with other research?

Russian website Pravada reported that the best time for women to feed their sexual appetites is between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. They wrote:

"A woman is full of energy (if she ate her dinner well) and ready to act on her own initiative."

They add that, by midnight, women's melatonin levels go up dramatically, and she's ready for bed.

But why doesn't age come in to play in these studies? Because a few years ago, I was up and kicking until the crack of dawn on the weekends. These days, my melatonin levels go up right around the opening credits of Saturday Night Live.

Men are known to enjoy lovemaking first thing in the morning, with sex therapist Arlene Goldman, PhD, confirming the stereotype. She told Cosmopolitan:

"Many men are at their horniest first thing in the morning."

Thanks, doc.

But Pravada says a wake and shake doesn’t work for most women.

"The melatonin level (the sleep hormone) is still too high while her body temperature has not yet gone up."

Last year, the London School of Economics reported that Thursday morning is the best day and time for couples to have sex. Researchers said that was the time when natural cortisol energy levels, which stimulate sex hormones, are at their peak.

But schedules vary, so obviously, these studies don't speak for all of us.

Photo: Chris Clinton/Lifesize/Getty Images

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May 11, 2012 8:56AM
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RE: KING RAT or Whatever the funk your calling yourself. I see, you COPIED my corrections, so you "almost" appear literate.
My Man loves me--all the time!!
BTW: WHO said anything about looks? Me, I'm just average looking, but SUPER confident, and that makes me sexy as hell.
Go get yourself some sleep..beauty sleep, that is...
May 11, 2012 8:12AM
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Mr. RPM, you’re not doing it right, you need help from Mr. King Ratsilk72.

A woman is just like a man, they don't like to waste their time sweating over nothing.

A woman is like a vintage sports car. You have to warm her up first, then rub and massage all the special parts, from this point on it gets a XXX rating,

I would have to set you down and speak to you man to man.

Sex with your lady has to be treated like a job, and you have to be the best and the hardiest working employee in the company. You must be inventive, creative and eager.

One last thing, before you put on your gloves and step on the gas make sure your sports car is dripping from it tell pipe. Remember this, 50% of woman don't have orgasm with regular intercourse. That is it, so get busy

May 11, 2012 7:54AM
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I like it in the back yard when the squirrels are watching.
May 11, 2012 7:32AM
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Nicolette1960, I bet your man want touch you because he just don't like you.  Looks aren't eveything.  PS. I cant spell after 2:00AM, or I just don't care.
May 11, 2012 7:17AM
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RE;Kingratsilk72:
waist=waste
ventage=vintage
job=vacation
use comas
tell pipe? Oh, tail pipe.
50%-ha ha ha , best joke I've heard all day-try 90%, and the other 7% are FAKING IT!!!
Use spell check..maybe someone will take you seriously then.
And, BTW, I may be in the 0.0001% here. 
I like it: ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANY DAY!!!
Nighty night, and sweet dreams gentleman!
May 11, 2012 7:14AM
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If you do it right, anytime is good.
May 11, 2012 6:35AM
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I guess I'm not a normal guy.  I literally am not interested in the morning at all.  Afternoon or evening is about it.  It's become a pain to get my wife in the mood, to the point I can't wait for my sex drive to diminish.  We've been together 20 years and I suppose judging from other posts, I should be thankful it took this long for things to wind down.
May 11, 2012 6:25AM
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95star, If you want your love making to restart, start race walking with your husband every morning at 0630 at least 3 days a week, no less, you will enjoy it and you will grow closer, just start out slow and build week by week. I promise your love making will revive to a level I don't think you can handle. That is the word of kingratsilk72.
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