Women feel sexiest on Saturday night: study

Lovemaking outdoors is the most exciting way to have sex, according to a new survey.
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Lovemaking outdoors is the most exciting way to have sex, according to a new survey. Photo / Thinkstock

A woman's sexual desire peaks at 11pm on a Saturday night, according to new findings.

The study, undertaken by Women's Health magazine in the UK, found differences in sex drive and satisfaction depending on location.

Researchers found that of the 1000 women surveyed, those in Scotland and the North West were the most sexually satisfied - with 82 per cent saying their love making hit the mark.

On the flipside, only 30 per cent of women in Ireland said they were happy with what was happening between the sheets. Despite this, Irish women are having the most sex - with 42 per cent saying they engage in intercourse three times a week. Just over 30 per cent of London women and 29 per cent of Welsh say they're getting action three times a week.

The women surveyed said the "most exciting" place to make love was outdoors - with 40 per cent admitting to getting horizontal al fresco. The next hottest location was at work, followed by on the beach.

Although not all respondents were as adventurous - about 30 per cent of Scottish ladies only had sex at home.

"It is great to see that the majority of British women are satisfied between the sheets, or outside, as our Women's Health survey reveals," Farrah Storr, the magazine's editor told the Telegraph.

The London School of Economics reported last year that Thursday morning was the best time of the week for couples to get frisky because research suggests it's when natural cortisol energy levels, which stimulate sex hormones, are peaking.

Past research has also found that the level of sex hormones in men and women are at their highest in the morning.

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