Find the Right Time for Love
Seventy-nine percent of women crave sleep more than sex, found a national survey by the Better Sleep Council. And after a long day, you can barely muster the stamina for the two minutes it takes for your electric toothbrush to get the job done. There's a solution, says psychologist Laurie B. Mintz, PhD, the author of A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex, even if it's so obvious it's easy to dismiss: Don't wait until nighttime. Yes, that's when you have (or are supposed to have) some privacy, but it's also when testosterone, which is partially responsible for our sex drive, is at its lowest in both women and men, Mintz says. Testosterone is highest in the morning, and having sex at that time boosts your oxytocin levels. So if you follow Mintz's advice and schedule an a.m. tryst, you'll not only feel more energetic, but you should also feel more bonded to your partner for the rest of the day.