by Leah Groth on Livestrong.com
Bad breath, hangovers or screaming kids can’t compete with sex — at least, according to science. New research reveals the most and least popular times and days of the week to have sex — and the results are not what you’d imagine.
Superdrug, a health and beauty retailer based in the United Kingdom, recently took a survey of 2,000 people in the U.K. with hopes of determining when people were the most likely to get it on. They found that it is the early bird that gets the worm when it comes to intercourse.
On the flip side, the average person’s sex life has a serious case of the Mondays. The least amount of sex is happening on Monday, with 8:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. scoring the lowest. In an ironic turn of events, Wednesday — aka hump day — proved to be a dud of a day for doing it, with Tuesday following shortly behind.
“It’s all too easy for sex to slip into a robotic routine, especially in long-term relationships,” explained sex educator Alix Fox about the study. “There’s a risk that if couples default to doing the deed in the same way and at the same time every time, things can soon become stale and boringly predictable. I’m not at all surprised that Sunday mornings are such a popular slot for sexiness: people are relaxed and have more time on their hands.”
This information conflicts a bit with another U.K. survey from 2016 by Illicit Encounters, pinpointing 10:24 p.m. on Saturday night to be the most popular time. They also concluded that following Saturday, the most to least popular days were as follows: Sunday, Friday, Wednesday, Thursday, Tuesday and Monday.
When it comes to days of the year, a 2015 study done by SKYN Condoms surveying 5,117 people ages 18 to 34 the five most popular days for sex are birthdays, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, vacations and New Year’s Day.