Afternoon delight: It's not morning, the best time to have sex is 3 pm
While several studies claim that mornings are the best time to have sex, an hormone expert claims it is actually afternoons, 3 pm to be precise.
It has been traditionally held that in the mornings men and women are sufficiently rested. Men also produce testosterone, when they sleep, which is a key hormone in sexual arousal and performance.
Testosterone levels peak between early to mid-morning, which is as many believe is the best time for men to have sex.
Around 3 pm women have high levels of the hormone cortisol, which makes them alert, energetic and receptive.
By that time the level of testosterone in men begins to dip but their oestrogen shoots up, making them more emotionally present during sex, which is what women crave from their partners.
But for couples planning babies, mornings continue to be ideal mating time.