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11th Apr 2018

The age that your sex drive is highest has been revealed

This goes against many previous studies.

Jade Hayden

Sex drive

Forget everything you thought you knew about the female libido.

Well, maybe not everything, but certainly the part about the age that women’s sex drives are supposedly highest.

It was once thought that women hit peak sexual desire in their 30s, but this new study conducted by sex toy retailer Lovehoney would appear to suggest otherwise.

Almost half of the women surveyed said that they felt their sex drives were highest between ages 18 and 24. One in four women also said that they had the best sex of their lives between ages 18 and 20.

Bit grim for those of us who are already long past that age.

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The survey was carried out by the company to find out when people hit their sexual peak, and if this impacted their sexual happiness.

Over 14,000 people were included in the study.

Surprisingly, less than one fifth of women said their libidos peaked in their 30s. On the other hand, 25 percent of men said that their sexual appetite was highest during this time.

Only 14 percent of men said that their sex drive was most rampant between the ages of 18 and 20, however one in three claimed that they wanted sex most before they turned 24.

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The findings also showed that more women than men wished that their sex drives were higher.

However, the vast majority of both sexes agreed that having a high libido didn’t necessarily mean that you were good at sex.

Some good news for those of us who have already passed the 18 – 24 mark, at least.