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This Is Why You Might Be Out Of Sync With Your Partner Sexually

03/13/2017 11:42 EDT

Ever feel like you're out of sync with your partner — sexually? That's because you probably are. According to researchers, men and women become aroused at completely different times of the day.

Thanks to men's testosterone levels, your horny hubby reaches his peak arousal time in the morning and decreases as the day goes on. Unfortunately for couples in heterosexual relationships, women's peak arousal time is 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.

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The good news is, according to a 2015 study by U.K. sex toy brand Lovehoney, most couples tend to have sex between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. And the afterglow effect from a late night or early morning romp are practically the same.

Researchers from Oregon State University say employees who have sex either the night before or the morning of work are happier and more productive, The Telegraph reports.

But morning sex does more than just make you happier at work. According to biochemist Dr. Musa Yakubu of the University of Ilorin, starting your day with sex lowers blood pressure and reduces your risk of having a heart attack.

Not to mention it's a great replacement for that morning cup of joe. According to Dr Arun Ghosh, “a huge amount of brain stimulus occurs during intercourse,” so you'll be getting out of bed feeling a lot less groggy.

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