It turns out, that majority of people prefer lights on to see their partner clearly while making love. Meetville.com (dating app to find the right person) revealed the fact in a poll, conducted between 7/19/14 and 11/5/14.
The poll posed the following question: “Would you prefer the lights on during sex?” The results show that only 43% of participants would prefer to have sex in complete darkness.
90 372 people participated in the poll. From the USA – 82%, from Canada 2%, from Britain – 5%, Australia – 3% and other countries – 8%.
Dr. Kat Van Kirk, sex expert, claims that: “While it may be nice to be able to see your partner during intercourse, keeping it too illuminated can feel like an unflattering spotlight.” He also suggests using dim light to set the right mood: “This means candles, firelight — anything that gives you a flattering glow while getting frisky.” It might be interesting that 47% of all the women polled enjoys sex with lights on, while 53% of women are not enthusiastic about the idea. Majority of men (67%), on the contrary, prefers a better view of the partner while having sex and only 33% of men like it when the light is off.
Statistics proves that most of the men agree with David Wygant: 59% of men answered positively to the question. Women tend to be more shy and that’s why the majority(61%) of negative votes belongs to them.
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, is convinced that people prefer to have sex with the lights off because they’re uncomfortable and ashamed of their bodies. There’s no denying that negative body image may influence sexual life. The best thing to do is to believe that your partner finds you attractive. Accept your body the way it is because it’s the first step to an exciting sex life.
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