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Will couples forgo fornication this Valentine's Day?

By: Stephanie Zolis
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Will couples forgo fornication this Valentine's Day?

By: Stephanie Zolis

Thursday morning is the best time of the week for sex If you're a Valentine's Day reveller, you're probably thrilled the "holiday" falls on a Friday this year. It's not often that nine-to-fivers get the chance to celebrate romance with our special someones late into the night hours. But does a weekend Valentine's Day really amp up the romance factor? The conveniently timed date reminded me of a study from the London School of Economics that found Thursdays are the best day of the week for coital activities, suggesting 2013 may have been more romantic in comparison. While I doubt that will apply this week—Valentine's may tip the scales in favour of Fridays, at least temporarily—it's an interesting finding nevertheless. Why should you consider knocking boots a day earlier? Well, if you've ever thought to yourself, "It feels like a Tuesday" when it's actually Wednesday, your body may be acting as your very own internal calendar (albeit, an inaccurate one). It turns out Thursday is when hormone levels are most in sync between a man and a woman. Natural cortisol energy levels (responsible for stimulating sex hormones) peak just after hump day—Thursday morning, to be exact. This is when male testosterone and female estrogen levels are at their peak. Meanwhile, Wednesday was selected as the best night of the week for a date by 8,000 singles polled on the subject. The reasoning? There's enough of a buffer between date night and the weekend, should things go well and a second date be warranted. But don't let this research put a damper on your day. Celebrate your love with our guide to Valentine's Day. (Photo courtesy Stockvault)
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