Top excuse to avoid sex? I’m too tired

One in five Brits regularly make excuses

‘I’m too tired’ has become the most used excuse to avoid sex, according to a survey.
 
I’ve got a headache’ has now fallen to number three in the list behind ‘I’m not in the mood’.

The trend emerged in a study of 4,000 adults which also revealed one in five Brits regularly make excuses to avoid having sex. Seven out of 10 said they were often too exhausted to enjoy sex and four out of 10 said the recession had played havoc with their sex life.

A spokesman for www.OnePoll.com, which carried out the study, said: ‘The humble headache has had its day as far as excuses are concerned. Tiredness plays a much bigger part in our reasons not to climb between the sheets these days and enjoy some quality time together.’

The report also found men are more likely to make excuses than women with 27 per cent admitting they often avoided sex compared to 18 per cent of women. But while one in two blokes said they made excuses because they were genuinely too tired to make love three quarters of women said they put their partner off because they couldn’t be bothered.

Regionally, women in the midlands are most likely to make excuses while men in Yorkshire will also do their best to avoid a romp.

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