Women in their thirties who are eagerly awaiting their sexual prime might be a little disappointed to hear that a recent poll suggests that women reach their sexual peak at 28.
The results of a recent online poll of 1281 men and women in the UK seem to contradict the commonly understood age for sexual peak which in women is in their thirties, and men in their late teens.
Along with finding that women reached their sexual prime at 28, the poll results indicated that for men, the age of sexual maturity was closer to 33.
It also found that both men and women reported the most sexual activity to be in their twenties. The average age women reported having the most sex at was around 25, while for men this age was at 29.
Female respondents reported that it took an average of 13 years after losing their virginity to reach high satisfaction with their sex lives. For men, it took two years longer.
Tracy Cox, celebrity sexpert, commented that the poll offered some insight into how our sexuality develops through our lives. "We tend to have the most sex at the start of relationships when desire is fresh, and the best sex once we’re more in tune with our bodies and our partner," she explained.
Still, many aren't sure that such as thing as a "sexual peak" exists. Psychologist David Schnarch remarks that sexual peak has a lot to do with an individual's personal development, while sexpert, Yvonne Fullbright pointed out sexual prime couldn't be defined by physical development alone.
"Peaks vary from person to person, with most people realizing their full passion potential in their ability to feel more sexually secure with themselves and their partners," Fullbright wrote in 2008.