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Afternoon Delight: This is the Best Time of Day to Have Sex

There’s a good reason why sex is usually better during the day, when you’re at home on a lazy weekend or on vacation.

That’s because, scientifically, 3:00pm is the best time to have sex.

Unfortunately, this is also the time when most of us are at work.

As reported by The Daily Mail, according to hormone expert Alisa Vitti, author of the hormone guide WomanCode, 3:00pm is the time of day when men and women are most in tune with one another’s desires. At that time, women have higher levels of the hormone cortisol, which helps alertness, and are at their most energetic (especially, I imagine, after their afternoon coffee). Conveniently, at the same time of day, men have higher levels of estrogen, which makes them more emotionally present during sex.

This synchronized compromise of the satisfaction of both sexes is why Vitti describes 3:00pm as the quintessential time for some “afternoon delight.” She says that this is when men give women the ‘emotional support’ they crave while still getting plenty of enjoyment.

Here’s the reasoning behind it all: while men sleep, they produce testosterone, obviously a key hormone in sexual arousal and performance in the bedroom. According to Vitti, levels peak in the early to mid-morning, making this actually the perfect time for a man to have sex. They’re more interested in it and better at it during this time.

The late afternoon, however, is the next best thing. While their testosterone levels go down, their oestrogen levels rise.

“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,” said Vitti, according to the Daily Mail.

But when it comes to the females, the best time to get it on is always midday to late afternoon. This perfect synching of libidos, however, isn’t always possible (unless the two of you work from home).

While this is useful knowledge for sure, I just have one tiny issue with it. The assumption is that a woman needs this emotional support to have amazing sex. And while it’s undoubtedly true for most females, I know many single ladies who want sex to be anything but emotional. As in, the less emotional, the better. Buy hey, to each her own.

Either way, this is something you may want to put to the test for yourself with all your holiday time off.


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