Studies have found that women are more likely to want sex if they've had a good night's sleep whereas men are better off watching soft porn
Women who sleep more get more sex, according to new medical research but for men the answer could be to watch more porn!
For every extra hour of sleep a woman has one night, they are 14 per cent more likely to want sex the next, said one set of findings.
However, the way for the male half of the population to increase their libido is not quite as innocent.
A separate university study claims watching non-hardcore adult films improves their performance between the sheets, even if the idea may be distasteful to many people.
It also counters previous research which suggests pornography desensitises men when it comes to their normal sexual relations.
In the first study for the specialist Journal of Sexual Medicine, researchers from the University of Michigan’s Medical School studied 171 young adult women.
They analysed their sleep patterns and their subsequent sexual experiences.
Men were not included because “the plumbing’s different” said the report.
Women who got more sleep one night had more ‘sexual desire’ the next day.
And when it came to having sex, they were more easily aroused than tired women, it added. It equates to a 14 per cent increase in sexual activity for each extra hour of shuteye, said the report.
Study author Dr David Kalmbach said: “If you’re having problems in the bedroom, one of the things to think about is are you getting enough sleep?
“These findings indicate that insufficient sleep can decrease sexual desire and arousal for women.
“I think the take-home message should not be that more sleep is better, but that it is important to allow ourselves to obtain the sleep that our mind and body needs.”
The porn study by psychologists at Canada’s Concordia University with UCLA in California was for the specialist online journal Sexual Medicine.
In it 280 male volunteers from those who never watched porn to those who admitted to watching up to 25 hours a week, were studied - 127 of them had partners.
They watched non-hardcore adult films - described by the researchers as ‘vanilla erotica’ in a lab setting and took part in surveys about sexual arousal and performance.
Led by Professor Jim Pfaus of Concorida and Nicole Prause, they found men who watched the most porn at home were also the most aroused by watching the adult films in a lab.
The change of setting did not desensitise them as would have been expected, said the researchers.
Nicole Prause said: “They are responding more strongly to very vanilla erotica than the guys for whom the films are more novel.
“While this association doesn’t establish a cause, it proves viewing erotica at home is not desensitizing and perhaps even sensitised the men to respond more strongly.”
They also found no link between watching pornography and erectile dysfunction.
Prause said: “Many clinicians claim that watching erotica makes men unable to respond sexually to ‘normal’ sexual situations with a partner.
“That was not the case in our sample. While many people think easy access to porn leads to problems in the bedroom, our study suggests the opposite.”
There was also nothing to suggest that men who watch porn have more difficulty in sustaining a relationship with a partner, they added.
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