Women now more likely to want sex than their male partners

Late night intimacy

It's no longer the women, who is bailing out of late night intimacy with cries of headaches, stomach cramps and baby-related exhaustion, but these days its men, who are actually more likely to be the ones saying "not tonight, darling."

According to a new study, more than half said that they turn down sex more frequently than their female partner, the Daily Mail reported.

New research from an online pharmacy in the UK has revealed that, despite common stereotypes, men are more likely to turn down intercourse with their partner than women - with "tiredness" and "work stress" cited as the most common male "sexcuses".

Poll: Women & Liberty

The study, conducted by ukmedix.com, polled 1,922 British men aged over 18 and in a long-term relationship, and was conducted after the site noticed a marked increase in searches for libido enhancing medication throughout the first half of January.

Respondents were asked questions relating to their sex life with their partner.

Those taking part were asked who turned down sex more frequently, them or their partner, and 62 per cent of men polled said they did.

That majority was then asked what their most frequent "sexcuses" were - namely, the reasons they gave their partner for not wanting sex.

The five most popular being that they were too tired (45 percent), stressed about work (39 percent), had a headache (39 percent), felt too full after dinner (29 percent), or there was something good on TV (24 percent).

In contrast, when asked to give the genuine reasons they turned down intimacy, the top five included feeling uncomfortable about his body (38 percent) and having a low libido (35 percent).

The men taking part in the study were asked how frequently they had sex with their partner, to which the most common answer, for 42 percent of men, was once a fortnight.

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