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April 25, 2017

The Best Time of Day To Have Sex

Today on Global TV’s The Morning Show, Jeff and I delved into the topic of morning sex. Watch the clip below.









1. Why is morning the right time?

  • Testosterone and energy levels higher in the morning, so your body is primed for sex.
  • It makes practical sense. By the end of the day, you can be both emotionally and physically exhausted, so if you love sex, get it out of the way before breakfast.

2. Is it true that it will put you in a better mood?

  • Endorphins released during (good) sex help to ensure that you’ll begin your day in the best of moods and oxytocin increases will help to maintain the connection with your partner throughout the day. It’s not uncommon for a good romp in the hay to lead to reduced tension and stress in your relationship as your body and mind reset after orgasm.

3. And what about that glow – is that a real thing?

  • Morning sex might just be the best part of your regular beauty routine, as increased circulation and spikes in DHEA have been linked to healthy, glowing skin and hair.
  • Sex can reduce stress and improve memory.

4. What if you’re just not in the mood in the morning?

  • If you wait until you’re in the mood, you’ll never do it. Sexual desire can be spontaneous, but for most of us these days, it’s responsive: desire doesn’t precede arousal — it’s the other way around. You have to get aroused and then you get in the mood.

Tips for Morning Sex:

    • If you feel self-conscious in the morning, keep a few sleep masks (to use as blindfolds) or do it under the covers.
    • Grab a swig of water or keep mints by the bed if you’re worried about morning breath.
    • Make it a quickie. Not everything has to be a marathon. Sometimes it’s just a maintenance sex – like an oil change. Get it done.
    • Spoon and snuggle to stay connected.
    • Tap into your dreams before you are fully awake to block out and intrusive thoughts.

 The Science of Morning Wood:

Morning wood, also known as nocturnal penile tumescence, is part of your regular sleep pattern and you likely get erections four to five times per night. When you’re awake, the neurotransmitter norepinephrine constricts the blood vessels of the penis to restrict blood flow and prevent erections. But while you sleep, your levels of norepinephrine drop and allow extra blood to flow to the penis resulting in those friendly boners you wake up with each morning.

But why oh why does this happen? Believe it or not, your sleep-induced hard-ons actually serve a purpose. The extra blood flow promotes oxygenation to repair cells and reflex erections can stop you from wetting the bed.