It appears there is never a bad time to have s ex, be it in the morning, afternoon or night, and being one of the most pleasurable obligations in marriage, couples have had it at such times some people may consider ungodly. Hmmm….I hear!!!
In as much as s ex has no definite time or venue before it can be enjoyed, findings have shown that men want it regularly in the morning, while women crave for it at night.
The question then is, why is it that men want s ex and are good to go for it first thing in the morning while the women often want to get in the mood late in the evening?
In justifying their findings, some scientists attributed men’s early morning desire to two things – hormones and because it could make a day better. The result of the study was published in the Mirror UK.
It is no news that men usually wake in the morning with an erection, feeling amorous, which is occasioned by the testosterone hormone in their body, and since a hard-on is also instrumental to s ex, that pleasurable act may just be lurking in their thoughts.
The study noted that a man’s level of s ex hormones is at the highest when he wakes up while a woman’s is at the lowest. Notably, higher testosterone levels equals higher s ex drive. Even though both men and women have testosterone, it is more present in men, known as the s ex drive or male hormone.
One of the researchers, Ashley Grossman, a professor at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, said even before a man opens his eyes in the morning, his level of testosterone is at its peak – between 25 per cent and 50 per cent – more than at any other time of the day.
He explained that the pituitary gland in a man’s brain – which governs the production of the male s ex hormone – has been switched on in the night and its levels have been rising steadily until dawn.
Hence, a low levels can be linked to a lack of sleep because good sleep boosts the level of the testosterone hormone in a man’s body, which can often cause an erection and a tendency to make the men more aggressive in pursuing s ex.
“Women also make testosterone – the main s ex drive hormone – but produce a fraction of the amount and it rises by only a tiny bit overnight, and it is also kept in balance by oestrogen and progesterone.
“Men need only a normal amount of testosterone to feel like having s ex, and the raised levels in the morning means most men will wake with erections, which informs part of the reasons they want s ex then.
“Studies found that the longer and deeper a man has slept, the higher his testosterone levels and research in the Journal of the American Medical Association shows getting more than five hours’ sleep can raise the hormone levels by an extra 15 per cent,” Grossman said.
While contributing to the study, a female consultant gynaecologist based in Birmingham, Gabrielle Downey, said male and female levels are at their highest at opposite ends of the day, so they are out of synch.
She said that while the hormones secreted during men’s sleep at night trigger their sex in the morning mood, it takes more than hormones for women to be in the mood. She noted that some studies have shown that a woman’s testosterone levels are likely to increase on the anticipation of s ex with her man.
This probably means that whilst at work or closing from work, women who envisage having s ex with their partner later in the evening tend to have more testosterone levels, thus, a higher sexual drive.
Therefore, as evening approaches, while a woman’s testosterone level is heading towards its highest point, even if slowly, a man’s is dropping to the lowest level of the day. But regardless of the fact that men’s testosterone levels are now at their lowest, it is interesting to know that they are still more likely to have s ex in the evening.
“It’s been said that women need a reason and men just need a place – I think that’s true because regardless of the low male testosterone, they are still responsive,” says Gabrielle.
Should the sexual act happen eventually, the bonding hormone, oxytocin, is released, prompting most men to sleep after the s ex.
The release of oxytocin after s ex aids sleep, which is the reason why many men are notorious for falling fast asleep after making love.
According to a love network expert, couples should discuss how they would meet their respective needs since the time of their interest varies.
“Each of them should be willing to do it once at the time of day when the other is ready. And if they are really exhausted or in a rush when the partner wants it, they can say no, but suggest a better, but not distant time that will work,” she said