Study Reveals That 7 p.m. Is the Most Popular Time to Have Sex

CYBERSPACE—As most adults understand, sex plays a pretty important role in people's love lives, and even has the potential to make or break a relationship. But then the question arises, what if people need to work their sex lives around their schedules? Sometimes, this is inevitable because of children, jobs or other activities. has investigated people's sexual routines and how COVID-19 has affected it in 2020. To do this, a survey of 2,544 people aged 19 to 65 was carried out, alongside individual research into sex habits.

So... what's the most common time to have sex? It's 7 p.m., according to the study. And while the quarantine has forced many people to stay at home, this time has slowly been trending down towards the beginning of the day.

The research by has revealed that 34.2% of people have sex most often between 6 and 8 p.m., preferring to wait until after work to spend intimate time with loved ones. 

However, 76% of survey respondents believe that COVID-19 has disrupted their routine enough that they tend to have sex earlier in the day now.

It seems that while 64% of men prefer to have sex in the morning (this is not surprising since testosterone's level are naturally higher in the morning), 78% of women prefer to have sex in the afternoon or evening.

Some of those surveyed shared their thoughts on the subject with

Rose 31: I think most women can agree that in the evening it's better. I like to have a bath after work, put some perfume and feel good in my skin.

James 27: I like it in the morning. As soon as I wake up I'm ready to go and get to the office in a good mood.

Julia 25: My fiancée sends me naughty messages during the day, and I can't wait to get back home from work...

Robert 36: I honestly don't like having sex in the morning. I get tired and all day I feel tired. Maybe if you have sex for 2 minutes, it's fine. But me and my wife really go at it and after we are exhausted. Now go to work like that...

Noemi 32: I remember when we started living together... we always found the time to have sex in the morning before university... Now we mostly do it after work or right in the middle of the night...

Almost half (45.2%) of survey respondents stated that their sex time is dictated by their work/study schedule, meaning they prefer to have sex after work hours but not too late at night so as to get enough sleep to be fresh at work on the following day.

More than a third (39.4%) of participants claim that on weekends, the hours shift towards the earlier part of the day, while 13.3% of participants claim to double it up to both earlier and later as well.

The survey's results are as follows:

* At what time of the day do you have sex most often?

• Midnight-2 a.m. 10.9%
• 2 – 4 a.m. 8.3%
• 4 – 6 a.m. 2.3%
• 6 – 8 a.m. 16.6%
• 8 – 10 a.m. 1.2%
• 10 a.m. - Noon 0.5%
• Noon – 2 p.m. 0.4%
• 2 – 4 p.m. 1.1%
• 4 – 6 p.m. 1.8%
• 6 – 8 p.m. 34.2% 
• 8 – 10 p.m. 14.6%
• 10 p.m. - Midnight 8.1%

* Has Covid19 and quarantine affected your sex habits?

• Yes: 76%
• No: 24%

* Which factors influence your sex time the most (Pick as many as apply)

• Our work/university/gym schedule: 45.2%
• My partner's desire: 32%
• My children: 12%
• My roommates: 10.8%

* If you could choose one time of the day, without work restrictions, what would you choose?

• Morning: 64%
• Afternoon/Evening: 36%

• Morning: 22%
• Afternoon/Evening: 78%

* How does your habit change over weekends and holidays?

• It doesn't change: 24%
• We have sex earlier than during the week: 39.4%
• We have sex later than during the week: 24.3%
• We have sex both earlier and then again later: 13.3%