Sex is good for you mentally and physically, but doing it in the morning has several benefits you probably didn’t know about.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is the inability to get and maintain an erection.
In the UK it is estimated that around half of men between the ages of 40 and 70 suffer from ED at some point in their lives.
But doing the deed in the morning could help boost your erection naturally.
Guys are likely to perform better in the early hours as men’s testosterone levels are higher in the morning.
This means your sex drive is higher and you are more likely to get and maintain a firmer erection.
And if you prefer morning sex you’re certainly not alone. A survey of 2,300 adults found men tend to favour getty jiggy between 6-9am, with peak horniness occuring at 7.45am.
However the study, by sex toy company Lovehoney, found women preferred sex between 11pm and 2am.
Here are three other reasons morning sex is the best:
1. People who have morning sex are more productive
A 2018 study found adults who like doing it first thing are more proactive throughout the day.
The survey, by Mattress Advisor, found 53% of men said a morning romp made them work harder.
2. Morning sex helps beat stress
Having sex floods your body with happy hormones that can help relieve stress.
If you’re not up for full-blown sex that early in the day, kissing and cuddling also releases oxytocin.
People who have higher levels of oxytocin feel happier and less stressed.
3. It makes you more intelligent
Apparently people who prefer getting jiggy early in the day are more intelligent.
Researchers from Oxford and Coventry universities also discovered sex has the power to level-up your memory, language skills and spatial awareness.
How can you improve your erection and last longer in bed without taking Viagra?
We asked celebrity GP Dr Pixie McKenna and here’s what she had to say.
“De-stress, reduce your alcohol intake and check you aren’t on any prescription medications that may be having an impact, for example water tablets,” she explained.
“If you are a long distance cyclist cut back on the miles and if you partake in recreational drugs stop, both of these activities can reduce the ability to have an erection.”