February 6, 2019 | 6:25pm
| Updated February 26, 2019 | 2:10pm
Over half of Americans in a relationship are set to enjoy the best sex of the year this Valentine’s Day, according to a new survey.
In fact, 58 percent of American couples say they have better sex on Valentine’s Day than any other day of the year.
But that’s not all — 85 percent of Americans in a relationship say that their sexual needs take a backseat to their partner’s needs on V-Day.
The new survey of 2,000 Americans in a relationship, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of sex toy brand EdenFantasys, offered an intimate glimpse into the sex lives of Americans when it comes to the most romantic holiday.
The data backs up the claim that our partners’ needs are more important when it comes to Valentine’s Day — 54 percent of survey respondents say that their partners are noticeably more generous in bed when Feb. 14 rolls around.
Interestingly, 52 percent of Americans say they won’t be having sex on Valentine’s Day — they’ll be making love.
Wait a minute…there’s a difference? According to 82 percent of Americans surveyed: yes.
And making love is very distinctly different from having sex, so say the results. For example, 68 percent of Americans say making love is “more passionate” and another 54 percent say making love consists of a lot more eye contact.
Four in 10 say that making love lasts longer than regular old sex, and 26 percent say there’s a lit candle present, too.
So how do you know if you’re making love or having sex? Say 81 percent of Americans, “you’ll just know in the moment!”
But there are some surefire ways to know if the sex you’re having is not considered making love — 59 percent say there is no choking in a lovemaking session, and another 55 percent say you absolutely cannot “make love” during an orgy.
“There are infinite number of grades between f–king and making love. As one respondent said, their special word for sex is ‘hacer cositas ricas’ or ‘making rich things.’ Everyone has their own special recipe for making passionate love. This is what makes us human,” Fred Petrenko of EdenFantasys said.
While there is undoubtedly a difference between having sex and making love, using that term may be ill-advised, as over half of Americans polled say it’s cheesy to call sex “making love.”
And if you’re looking to get lucky, don’t use any of these following words as a synonym for sex either.
Shockingly, one in four Americans polled (26 percent) say they consider it a turnoff when people use the word “f–k” to refer to sex.
Also scoring high on that list was fornicate (29 percent), smash (24 percent), hump (23 percent), pound (23 percent) and bang (23 percent).
“Have sex, make love, get laid, screw, bang, fool around — whatever you name it — EdenFantasys wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day!” Petrenko said.
Top 10 ways “making love” differs from “having sex”
|More eye contact||54%|
|Longer amount of time||43%|
|There’s post-coital cuddling||41%|
|More about my partner than me||33%|
|There’s music playing||29%|
|More than one position||27%|
|There’s a candle lit||26%|
Top 10 words for sex that are a turn-off
|Hit a home run||22%|