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Midweek Sport - - SPORT - By RACHEL SPENCER

GET ready for the RANDI­EST month of the year.

Au­gust is the most pop­u­lar month for sex­ual ac­tiv­ity – cho­sen by 18 per cent of cou­ples.

The most dis­mal month, per­haps sur­pris­ingly, is Fe­bru­ary – when we have Valen­tine’s Day – though that could be be­cause it is the short­est month and there is less op­por­tu­nity to have sex.

Just 2 per cent of cou­ples said they had the most sex then – the long win­ter nights clearly not in­spir­ing cou­ples to slip off to bed early.

Love­honey – the on­line sex toy re­tailer – polled 2,175 peo­ple to find the months when we had the most sex.

The statis­tics show that 75 per cent of peo­ple are happy with their sex lives.

The five sex­i­est months are Au­gust (cho­sen by 18% of cou­ples), July (14%), June (10%), May (6%) and De­cem­ber (5%).

The least sexy month is Fe­bru­ary (2%), fol­lowed by Novem­ber, Jan­uary, March and Oc­to­ber. The one month in the win­ter which bucks the trend to­wards the cold weather mean­ing less sex is De­cem­ber.

Five per cent of cou­ples chose De­cem­ber as the sex­i­est month – mistle­toe must be a pow­er­ful aphro­disiac for some.

The find­ings are sup­ported by science.

In the win­ter we have more mela­tonin, lead­ing to lower sex drive, de­pres­sion and lethargy.

Tests showed men had 33 per cent more testos­terone flow­ing through their bod­ies in June than in Jan­uary.

Men with more testos­terone have more or­gasms.

In other words, more sun spells more and bet­ter sex.

And a study by sci­en­tists at the Univer­sity of South Brit­tany in France found that we are more likely to FLIRT when the sun is out.

Frisky

The re­search showed that girls were more likely to give out their phone num­ber when ap­proached by an at­trac­tive male when the weather was good rather than over­cast.

Love­honey co-founder Richard Longhurst said: “We have just had the bleak­est win­ter in his­tory, but now the sun is out and we are all feel­ing frisky!

“The sun shin­ing changes ev­ery­one’s moods and means we wear far fewer clothes.

“It’s much eas­ier to flirt and have fun when the weather is warm – and that means a lot more of us are get­ting it on.”

Love­honey’s sales grew by more than 40 per cent last year, thanks to the Fifty Shades of Grey sex boom.

Sales have con­tin­ued to rocket this year af­ter it won the world­wide fran­chise for the Of­fi­cial Fifty Shades plea­sure col­lec­tion, the only one ap­proved by the tril­ogy’s author E L James.

It is rack­ing up record fig­ures in Amer­ica af­ter go­ing on sale.

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