3pm is the best time of day to have sex, says expert
Lots of the advice about improving your sex life requires you to make an effort.
Buy nice lingerie, go out to dinner, try a new position, experiment with roleplay. All good ideas, but also quite time consuming and potentially expensive.
Happily, according to hormone expert Alisa Vitti, you can give your sex life a big ole boost by doing something far simpler than that – having sex at three o’clock in the afternoon.
Alisa Vitti believes that hormones are a key part of how we experience realtionships. She explains in her book WomanCode that around 3PM, men have the most elevated levels of oestrogen in their bodies – making them ‘more emotionally present’ during sex.
Many of us would have assumed that the best time to have sex would be the morning, given that men often make up with erections. And it’s true, the morning is a good time for sex for men, as while they sleep, they produce testosterone, a key hormone in sexual arousal and performance.
Alisa explains that the late afternoon is also a great time for men to have sex because, while their testosterone levels go down, their oestrogen levels rise. Obviously if you’re both at work this is a tricky one to swing, but at the weekends why not block out the afternoon?
Alisa also adds that the time of the month you’re having sex in will massively affect how much you enjoy it.
For the best possible sex, you want to get it on around ‘ten days after ovulation’ when ‘women experience a surge in oestrogen and testosterone that causes their desire to skyrocket’.