London: As Britain flounders in its wettest summer for decades, the torrential rain has been a passion killer which puts both men and women off love-making, a new survey has found.
MissTravel.com, the dating website, polled its 20,000 British members on top holiday aphrodisiacs.
Number one for women and men was sunshine.
For women this was closely followed by a candlelit bath and freshly laundered sheets.
In the men’s list came bikinis, oysters and lingerie.
Erotic novel ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ featured on both lists showing many guys are borrowing their girlfriends’ copy to see what all the fuss is about.
The website also asked members how often they had sex during a week’s holiday. The average for women was five while men said six.
The survey found that passion was at its height at the start of the holiday – with many couples having sex twice on the first night.
Website founder Brandon Wade said there had been a surge in membership with the wet weather.
“Who wants to stay in rainy Britain when they can enjoy the sunshine? Travel itself is the greatest aphrodisiac,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
First Published: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 19:25