Mustard can today reveal the results of research that has established why people don’t have sex on Tuesdays, or rather that Britons are least likely to have sex on Tuesdays. The reason? Because we are all too sober.
When asked which day they were most likely to have sex, Tuesday came out the definite loser with just 2% choosing it as their favourite day for some bedroom action. And when quizzed what’s wrong with Tuesdays, both genders agreed that lack of alcohol consumption was most to blame with 22% declaring either themselves (15%) or their partner (7%) just too sober for sex.
The survey was commissioned by novelist Tracy Bloom who wanted to check out a theory used by the male lead in her romantic comedy novel which resulted in its title . Tracy said “NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY is used as chat-up line by Ben to convince someone to go on a first date with him on a Tuesday. I thought I’d better check it out and was amazed that it turned out to be true. So I reckon if you’re asked out on a first date and want to take things slowly, make sure it’s a Tuesday!”
The other barrier to nooky seems to be the TV, with 17% saying people don’t have sex on Tuesdays because ‘it’s a good night on the telly’.
However for women, housework is right up there as a true passion killer with twice as many as men saying they are usually too busy with jobs.
This research is a first for Mustard, insofar as it is the first time we have been asked to validate the title of a novel before, and it was interesting to see that the facts did back up the fiction. The online panel overwhelmingly picked out Saturday as the preferred day (30%), with just 2% selecting Tuesday, which also supports the findings that alcohol is a key influencer for when the nation prefers to have sex.
NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY by Tracy Bloom is published by Connects Publishing and is available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.
The findings in full:
Q. On what day of the week are you MOST likely to have sex?
Base = 2919, Dates: 6th – 18th March 2013
I don’t have sex: 31%
Q. In a recent poll we established that Tuesdays were the least popular day for having sex. Why is that?
Base = 1107, Dates: 23rd – 30th April 2013
Tuesday is a good night on the telly: 17%
I am usually sober on a Tuesday: 15%
I am usually too busy with jobs on a Tuesday: 14%
I have to be out early on a Wednesday: 10%
I am usually out on a Tuesday: 8%
My partner is usually sober on a Tuesday: 7%
Nobody has sex on a Tuesday: 7%
My partner has to be out early on a Wednesday: 5%
My partner is usually out on a Tuesday: 5%
My partner is usually drunk on a Tuesday: 4%
I like to watch sport on a Tuesday: 4%
I am usually drunk on a Tuesday: 3%