It appears there is never a bad time to have sex, 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.
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.
It is no news that men usually wake in the morning with an er*ction, 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 sex 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 er*ction 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 er*ctions, 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 sync.
She said that while the hormones secreted during men’s sleep at night trigger their s ex-in-the-morning mood, it takes more than hormones for women to be in the mood.