The science-backed ways you get turned on

For whatever reason, scientists have been looking long and hard at what it takes to get a woman aroused and after all that research they’ve uncovered just how complicated things are.

While there might not be a ‘single move’ that puts you in the mood, what has been revealed is that there are a number of factors that influence a person’s arousal, especially women.

From how much sleep you got the night before to whether or not you exercised that day, it can impact on your desire for sex.

What then can you do to improve your arousal and desire?

First, try going to be earlier. Research has shown that when you get an extra hour of sleep, you are 14 per cent more likely to want sex the following day.

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Second, take a look at your stress levels. You are less likely to want to get it on between the sheet if you are feeling tense and uptight. Get a massage to relax you… Better yet, get your partner to give you a rub — you never know where it might lead.

Consider watching a romantic movie. While it might not be everyone’s cup of tea, a lot of women seem to get a kick out of watching a love story and, according to Dutch research, are more likely to want to engage in sex after having done so.

If movies aren’t your thing, try exercising together. The research into this has shown that the arousal of women increased 150 per cent after a workout has been completed.

Get adventurous. If it’s been a while since you’ve been on a date, consider ditching the traditional ‘romantic evening in a fancy restaurant’. According to Men’s Health, one study has found that women who had just come off a rollercoaster were more interested in kissing a man than those who were still waiting in line.

Finally, if you have any special talents (and we’re not talking about in the bedroom) show them off. Let your partner see your strengths because skill is a turn on.

What are your thoughts on these tips? Are there any other factors that influence your sexual desire?