Flirty Forties – The best time to have sex!


As The UK’s leading married dating site today hits 1 million members, is releasing a survey showing that having sex in your forties is the best period.

It seems quality trumps quantity when it comes to sexual satisfaction; the UK’s largest married dating site has revealed that our 40’s are the best decade to have sex, even though we’re having less of it.

The affairs site surveyed 385 women and 443 men and found that 37.4% of women and 34.5% of men believed that the best time to have sex was in their 40’s.

The next best age is 30’s with 23% of women selecting this age and 26.2% of men.

The study also concluded that men and women have the most sex in their 20’s with 56% voting for twenties to be the peak in their sex life with the majority of their sexual liaisons happening at this time. Forty’s faired significantly lower with only 12% suggesting that the number of sexual partners you have is less significant to the quality of the sex.

The main reason for those selecting their forties was that they felt more sexually experienced at this time.

This completely quashes a recent survey by Healthspan saying that most people have gone off sex by the age of 41. It seems those opting to have an affair experience a whole new lease of life sexually, and whilst they may have gone off their partners they have rediscovered the joy of sex with

A female member on the site commented ‘‘I think women as they get older realise they deserve better sex and therefore they demand more attention’ with another adding ‘In my thirties I had small children and I was more committed to my domestic arrangements. Now in my forties I feel free and liberated. The kids are older and less demanding on me.’ However, men seemed to be a little more blasé with one member saying ‘To be honest so far, given the chance, I’d have sex all the time, at any stage through my life to date’

Spokesperson for said “The twenty year olds are having plenty of sex, but the forty year olds are actually enjoying it. Forty year olds have less hang-ups than 20 year olds, and a plethora of experience under their wing – they really know what they want out of their intimate life – and that’s great sex! The fact that many people said they felt a heightened sex drive at this time also suggests that our forties are the best time to rediscover our sexuality. By making better choices in sexual partners were able to enjoy sex with the right person, which plays a massive factor in how good the sex actually is. This is particularly significant when taking into account we have the most sexual partners in our twenties and yet people feel that sex in your twenties is the worst! We are in much better control over our sexual satisfaction the older we get, choosing quality over quantity!”
Woman chose Forties as the best time to have sex.

Men Chose Forties as the best time to have sex.

The UK’s Leading married dating website is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 1,000,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.

Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.

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