Sure, sex is great pretty much anytime. But what’s the best time of day to do it? We did some research, got some statistics, and came up with an hour-by-hour guide to the best times* to get busy.

*Please consult your doctor before beginning any sexual program based on this guide.

**Your doctor will probably think it’s fine.

6:00-8:00 am

Women are awake but not ready for sex, due to high melatonin levels and low body temperature.

Men, on the other hand, reach their peak of sexual excitement during these hours.

Conclusion: Great for men, not ideal for women.

8:00-10:00 am

By now, women are fully awake and ready for sex. During these hours, women reach their peak levels of endorphins, and are easily excitable. Men’s testosterone levels, which were at their peak in the early morning, are now back to normal.

Conclusion: Women are ready, but men…well, who are we kidding, men can probably be convinced.

12:00 pm-2:00 pm

Women are at their busiest during these early afternoon hours–not getting busy, mind you, but actually busy with work, errands, and life. Also, lunch. Men, however, are more amenable to the idea of an early afternoon frolic.

Conclusion: Women can’t really be bothered right now, usually. Men can definitely be bothered, but also distracted/satisfied by lunch.

2:00-4:00 pm

A woman’s reproductive system is at its best during these hours. Semen produced around 4 pm is of the best quality.

Conclusion: Maybe try to avoid having sex in the mid afternoon, unless you want a baby, in which case, enjoy it!

4:00-8:00 pm

Both men and women could probably take it or leave it in the earlier hours, and in the later hours probably leave it. It’s dinner time, after all.

Conclusion: Sexual appetite is conquered by actual appetite.

8:00-10:00 pm

Women are totally energized and ready to initiate sex at this time. Men try to act all casual and are like “yeah, sure, ok, we could do that.”

Conclusion: Men and women are on the same page here: this is the best time of day to have sex.


Women’s melatonin levels go way up during this time, even if they usually stay up late. They’ll be susceptible to romantic feelings, but not so energetic. Men also may want to engage in relaxing (read: not frenetic or exciting) sex at this time, too.

Fact: This is the best time of day to have sex if you suffer from Restless Leg Syndrome. It’s true, look it up.

Final Conclusion

These findings make the most sense in terms of a typical workday, where a person could be excused for not wanting to have sex instead of lunch, or right after coming home from work. On weekends, vacations, and during new romances, all bets are off.

And, of course, if you ever have both the urge and the opportunity to have sex, you should not consult this chart and think “Hmmm, but my melatonin levels are a bit too high right now, let’s wait until four.” Science only knows so much, friend.

Source: Sexual Satisfaction Depends On Time Of Day