Yet over 15 per cent of our respondents said that a couple should have sex on the first date if they feel like it, making it more popular than at any other point in a relationship. Well, we're having sex two to three times a week, with the most favoured time being a weekend night.On average, we're having it for 45.3 minutes at a time, although an energetic 1.7 per cent of you told us you were indulging in it for longer than three hours, with most of those respondents coming from the Highlands. At the other end of the scale 1.3 per cent of you are managing it for just five minutes or less, a statistic that leapt to 10 per cent in Grampian region. Commenting on the variety in times spent on sex, Anita Naik, advice columnist and author of The Lazy Girl's Guide To Good Sex, says: "The best balance is to try and make things different every time.That way it can become something thrilling and exciting again."But if Scots' sex lives are evolving, we are also more romantic than the stereotypically dour image we often project.
Yet over 15 per cent of our respondents said that a couple should have sex on the first date if they feel like it, making it more popular than at any other point in a relationship. Well, we're having sex two to three times a week, with the most favoured time being a weekend night.
Indeed, the dreich weather appears to have done nothing to dampen our appetites for al fresco nookie, with outside sex particularly popular in Lothian, and sex on a beach a surprisingly common past time in Tayside.
"One of the best things you can do if your sex life has got boring or predictable is to try something a bit different," says Naik.
The ideal woman for Scottish men is the mature and sexy Helen Mirren, and supermodel Kate Moss garnered only 2 per cent of the vote.
So with Valentine's Day just around the corner, what have Scots got planned?
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According to our research, the average Scot thinks that we should wait until the fifth date before having sex.Yet it’s not all so easy-going here, especially for Scottish singles.The vast majority of Scottish singles are industrious folk; juggling busy work-life balances with a desire to find someone special is no mean feat.For a country small in size, Scotland more than compensates with its vast natural beauty, distinct culture and world-leading gastronomy. And if you’re looking for a Scottish dating site that helps you find the best of them, look no further.The clichéd image of Scottish life might look rosy; enjoying the outdoors, dancing up a storm at ceilidhs and topping it all off with a dram or two of local whisky."It sounds a bit boring, but if that's the case, you should try scheduling it in.It's a good way to build up desire, and say, 'OK, we're going to have sex on a Saturday morning when the kids are at swimming or the baby's asleep,' or whatever.Around a third of you will buy both a gift and a card, as well as plan a romantic evening, while another third will buy a card for someone, yet the remainder of our respondents won't be celebrating the day at all, either because they feel they show their love all year round, or because they dislike the commerciality of it all.Perhaps the most intriguing Valentine's statistic of all, however, is the 5.3 per cent of you who confessed you will be sending a secret Valentine's message this year, but not to your partner.But almost 40 per cent of you also complained that you or your partner were often too tired for sex, with nearly a quarter responding that they were too stressed out or that children often got in the way.A surprising 8.5 per cent, meanwhile, think chocolate is better than sex, while 2.1 per cent of you admitted that you preferred a nice cup of tea and an early night."We're having less sex now than even ten years ago because we're all so much busier," says Naik.