Sex and weddings go hand-in-hand. Whether it’s in the notion that brides wear white to symbolise virginity and purity or whether it’s heavily hinted at when referring to notorious wedding night bedroom activities. There’s more to sex and marriage than the act of consummation, but exactly how big a role does sex play in our relationships? We asked over 700 of our brides and here’s what they had to say:
Sex Before We Say ‘I Do’
Maybe chivalry is dead, but chastity sure isn’t! According to the results of our 2015 sex report, 99% of brides and grooms will have lost their virginity before their wedding night. Most of us first do the deed between the ages of 16 and 18 while a further 30% of us first get active in the bedroom from as young as 12 years old until the age of 15.
While most of us are sexually active well before our 20s, our survey revealed that women are three times more likely to still be a virgin at 25 years old. Of course this raises all sorts of questions: are women more chaste than men? Or does it reflect the fact that there are simply more women than men?
Nearly 30% of brides surveyed described their sex life with their current partner as being unadventurous. A further 17% admit to purchasing sex toys with the intention of using them on the wedding night in an attempt to spice things up.
It’s Sex that We Want
Brides-to-be report being mostly satisfied with their sex lives, while still suggesting they don’t have sex nearly as often as they would like. Over half would ideally like to have sex with their partners twice a week or more, with nearly three in 10 brides yearning for a daily sexual encounter. Although our brides would like sex more often, only 5% report infidelity toward their spouse or intended spouse. The bottom line is: brides want more sex with their Mr Right!
Wedding Night Romp
After the vows, the champagne and the all-night disco, 95% of us still hunker down for a quickie on our wedding night and consummate the marriage…or at least, 95% of us plan to! Those who don’t get sexually active on the night of their wedding fail to do so either because they’re too tired or because they’re too drunk!
Just as important as what the bride will wear when she walks down the aisle is what she plans to wear in the bedroom. Most of our brides favour sweet chemises or babydolls and corsets. The second most popular bedroom attire for brides is their wedding lingerie. When it comes to Mr Right, he’ll most likely wear nothing, as men are twice more likely to sleep naked as women!