Most common excuses for skipping sex.
In a study of 4,000 British adults, one in five admitted to regularly making excuses for not having sex. In a world thatâs becoming increasingly chaotic, itâs unsurprising to hear that the most exciting thing that happens between the sheets nowadays is simply sleeping.
Here are the top five excuses we use for not having sex:
âIâm too tiredâ
âPlease babe, Iâve been at work all day and Iâm tiredâ â oh, that old chestnut. A recent study has revealed that the âIâm too tiredâ scenario has become the top excuse to avoid having sex, with âI have a headacheâ stepping down from first place to third on the list. As many of us seem to be working longer hours than ever before, itâs no surprise that when we reach our bedroom itâs often less of the passionate kissing and sexy underwear, and more about the unattractive pyjamas and comfortable slippers. Sometimes we even use âIâm too tiredâ as an excuse before weâve even thought about whether weâre tired or not. In actual fact, sex floods the brain with relaxing chemicals such as oxytocin, which calms down our brains and compliments our sleep. Suddenly sex is back on the menu…
âIâm on my periodâ
This is obviously an excuse that the gentleman among us canât pull out of the bag when theyâre just not feeling up to it. For the ladies, itâs a favourite excuse that works every time. When they drop it into a conversation casually, itâs an indirect way of saying âIâm not up for it. Itâs just not happening so before we take this evening any further, please remember that the most youâre getting at the end of the night is a snuggleâ. They know that the age-oldÂ âtime of the monthâ excuse makes men squirm a little bit before simply being quiet and not asking any more questions on the subject, making this the perfect excuse if theyâre looking for a quick get-out that requires little effort or explanation.Â You canât mess with nature, gentlemen.
âIâm angry with youâ
Some sneaky devils try and avoid sex by dragging out an argument for longer than it needed to last or purposely causing one. Weâve all heard of the scenario; youâre having a fantastic evening watching films, gorging on a candle-lit romantic meal, and laughing at each otherâs jokes when suddenly the bedroom part comes and boom â you just remembered your argument from the other night. Suddenly the candles are blown out, the oversized comfy pyjamas have made their grand entrance and youâre lying on the bed facing opposite directions. No sex tonight.
âIâve got a headacheâ
People all over the world seem to get a headache when itâs leading up to the big moment. We canât think why. In fact, the fake headache excuse has been put to use so much that it made it to third place in a recent survey of top excuses for not having sex. If itâs a real headache and not a euphemism for âI donât feel like doing it today, sweetheartâ studies suggest that sex can actually help. Indeed, scientists believe that the chemicals released in your brain during sex make getting down and dirty 10 times more effective than Valium. Itâs the pleasure aspect that provides pain relief though; if you just lie down passively and make your partner do all the work, it isnât going to happen. If youâre the one playing the âI have a headacheâ card, make sure your partner doesnât know this handy piece of knowledge. If they do, it might be worth picking another excuse off this list, just to be safe. If youâre partnerâs using this excuse, theyâve just been busted.
âI donât have timeâ
We can feel your pain with this one. As weâre working longer hours, there seems to be less time for sex and more time for hard work. If youâre genuinely struggling for time, throw spontaneity out of the window and schedule sex in. It sounds unsexy, but thereâs nothing wrong with planning a session of romance if itâs completely stopped happening on its own. If youâre one of those people who has plenty of time to plant flowers, paint the bathroom and make artwork out of melted wax crayons but suddenly have no time when it comes to sexy time, it might be best to think of a better excuse. They say that women can multi-task but ironing and doing the deed at the same time could be painful…