In Summary
  • Research shows that keeping your socks on in bed could be the cure for low libido that plagues many women in relationships
  • What couples watch on TV also apparently has a direct impact on their sex life

The thought of covering up your feet before you turn in may sound like a passion killer, but findings of a new study suggest otherwise.

Research shows that keeping your socks on in bed could be the cure for low libido that plagues many women in relationships.

Researchers from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands found that this effect is connected with the sense of safety and comfort that wearing socks gives a woman.

Of those polled, up to 40 per cent felt that their sex lives could be better. Findings of this study showed that women found it easier to have an orgasm when they kept their socks on. Eighty per cent of the women were able to achieve an orgasm when they were given socks to wear as compared to only 50 per cent who were able to achieve the same while bare footed.

The researchers found striking differences in the way that men and women enjoy sexual pleasure. While males focus on physical stimulation, female arousal comes from deep relaxation. They found that the regions of the brain responsible for fear and anxiety need to be deactivated for a woman to achieve a sexual climax.

A pleasant environment which includes the correct room temperature and warm feet is vital in setting the correct ambiance and mood. For the same reasons, other studies have shown that keeping one’s socks on in bed also helps one sleep better.

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