Why men love having sex in the morning – Why do men want sex in the morning while women get frisky at night? Mystery solved. Why is it that a man feels at his sexiest when he wakes up in the morning but a woman wants to go back to sleep?
And why, late at night, when a woman is in the mood for love, is her man just lying there, snoring? It all comes down to hormones. Here’s why our sex clocks don’t always tick in time.
Even before a man wakes up, his testosterone levels are at their peak -between 25-50 per cent more than at any other time of the day. That’s because the pituitary gland -which governs the production of the male sex hormone -has been switched on in the night and levels have been steadily rising until dawn.
Women also make testosterone -the main sex drive hormone -but produce a fraction of the amount and it rises by only a tiny bit overnight. It is also kept in balance by oestrogen and progesterone. Men need only a normal amount of testosterone to feel like having sex. The raised levels in the morning means most men will wake up two to three times a week with erections.