We’re all busy during the holidays. Sometimes we have to put the moves on our significant others in awkward places, like our childhood bedroom. In fact, that’s what most people plan to do this holiday season. Almost 7 in 10 adults plan to have sex in their childhood or parents’ home. Pure Romance teamed up with OnePoll to determine how the holiday spirit follows people into the bedroom. The numbers show this is indeed the most magical time of the year. Check out the video below or read on for more on how people are turning up the heat this Christmas:

 

In the poll of 2,000 sexually active adults, two-thirds agree that because travel makes it difficult to find time to be intimate, they are willing to take more sexual risks. 77% of people say festive, holiday sex is more magical than non-holiday sex.

Pure Romance founder Patty Brisben says the perfect way to ease that winter stress is by getting busy in the bedroom. She says, “The holiday season is known to be one of the most stressful times of the year. In fact, 88% of Americans feel their most anxious during the holidays. The change in weather, decrease in sunlight, and additional time around family are just a few factors that can lead to anxiety and depression. Sex is a tried and true stress reliever. It raises endorphins and even offers a form of exercise to burn extra holiday calories, plus it encourages a stronger relationship between you and your significant other.”

Even so, 52% of respondents say they have less sex with their partner during the holidays. That doesn’t mean they aren’t making an effort. Compared to other times during the year, 69% of respondents are more likely to sneak in a quickie during the holiday season.

The poll determined the top things getting in the way of intimacy. These are being too busy spending time with family and friends (67%), stress (60%), and not getting enough sleep (57%).

67% say they are more likely to spice things up in the bedroom this time of the year, compared to other times. In fact, six in 10 respondents are likely to give their partner a sex-themed gift. 41% say that gift will be lingerie.

If you’re looking for advice, the respondents have some words of wisdom about maintaining a sex life over the holidays. One person said, “do it whenever and wherever possible.” While another makes it clear that sex is a priority. They say, “lie and say you are tired from traveling or cooking and that you both need some rest, but go and have sex instead of sleeping.”

“Our biggest takeaway on getting intimate this holiday season? Regardless of how busy your schedule is, schedule some time to get busy! We know the holidays are a stressful time of year, but you might be surprised to find that making romance a priority will turn your season from stressful to magical. And there’s always a way to add a little holiday spice by mixing it up a bit!” added Patty Brisben.

Take time for you and your partner, or just you, this holiday season. Remember: naughty or nice, you deserve time to light up the bedroom this Christmas.

Tori Tromblay

Tori Tromblay

Special Projects Producer
Tori Tromblay (she/her/hers) is a book enthuisiast, cat lover, and Cincinnati native. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in journalism. After traveling to New York, D.C., London, and Tulsa, she settled back home, where she lives with her husband and two cats. She has worked for Pure Romance for two years and loves to learn and teach about sex education.