Adam & Eve Asks Adults What’s the Right Time for Sex?

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C.—Adam & Eve is back with the latest results from its Great American Sex Survey. This time, they asked what time of day adults prefer to have sex.

Not surprisingly, most adults (52 percent) prefer to have sex during evening hours, followed by late night (47 percent), morning (33 percent) and afternoon (21 percent). What’s interesting is that even though these are the preferred times to make love, the respondents said they actually have sex mostly during late night hours (48 percent), followed by evening (45 percent), morning (26 percent) and afternoon (13 percent).

Dr. Kat Van Kirk, Adam & Eve’s resident sex expert, attributes this differentiation between “preferring” and “doing” to the realities of daily life. Dr. Kat says, “If we were to examine our natural biorhythms, hormonally our highest time for arousal is early morning for men and afternoon for women. Unfortunately, sometimes people have sex because of their schedules…not when their bodies are actually most receptive.”

“Adam & Eve has a large line of products to help couples get in the mood for sex,” said Chad Davis, marketing director for Adam & Eve. “From sensual lubricants to romantic games, we offer a huge variety of items to enhance the lovemaking experience for both partners.”

The web-based survey, conducted by an independent third party survey company, of over 1,000 American adults age 18 and up, was sponsored by Adam & Eve to study sexual preferences and practices. Sex Chat with Dr. Kat can be found on podcasts through iTunes or