Sunday Times

Redheads have more sex, says study


BLONDES may have more fun but redheads have more sex, according to new research in Germany.

The study, conducted by Hamburg sex researcher Dr Werner Habermehl, looked at the sex lives of hundreds of German women and compared them with their hair colour, reports

He said: “The sex lives of women with red hair were clearly more active than those with other hair colour — with more partners and having sex more often than the average. The research shows that the fiery redhead certainly lives up to her reputation.”

He added that when women dyed their hair red, it was a signal that they were looking for a partner. “Even women in a fixed relationsh­ip are letting their partners know they are unhappy if they dye their hair red. They are saying that they are looking for something better,” said Habermehl.

However, psychologi­st Christine Baumanns said that it might not be the women who were accountabl­e for the better sex lives of redheads.

She said: “Red stands for passion and when a man sees a redhead he will think he is dealing with a woman who won’t mess around, and gets straight to the point when it comes to sex.”

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