Sex

Why hotel sex is the BEST sex (scientifically/orgasmically speaking)

Spoiler alert: it’s got nothing to do with new bed linen.

By Ellie McDonald

Let’s get something straight: who wouldn’t prefer rolling around in crisp, 1000-thread count Egyptian cotton sheets compared to the pilled flannelette set you’ve forgotten to change in who knows how long?

Well, fresh linen that you don’t have to clean yourself aside, when it comes to where to have your best sex yet, apparently hotel rooms far outweigh the bedroom.

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Yes, according to Amy Muise, a professor in the Department of Psychologyat Canada’s York University, another key, psychological factor comes into play for couple’s on holidays: the ability to explore their adventurous sides.

“Vacations can provide opportunities for couples to self-expand ― engage in novel, exciting activities… This can promote sexual desire, sexual activity and sexual and relationship satisfaction,” she told The Huffington Post.

“[Self-expansion is] more than just having a good time,” she continues. “It’s about doing things that are novel, exciting, arousing, challenging and broaden your perspective of your partner or the world.”

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Not only that, but just by being in a new place heightens your dopamine levels – the same chemical in your brain responsible for impacting your emotions, movements, and sensations of pleasure and pain.

So, similarly to when you eat chocolate or drink alcohol, dopamine spikes – but in the instance of being in a new, exciting place, your sex drive rises.

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