How Many Couples Don't Have Sex On Their Wedding Night

Thanks to so many rom-coms out there, wedding night sex has become a high pressure situation for couples to make it as picture perfect as it can be. Sure, it makes sense for couples who may have decided to put sex on hold until after they got married. In that case, I could see how the pressure to make it a perfect night would bring some added stress. But in reality, there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. In fact, according to a new survey, wedding night sex is actually on the decline.

YouGov surveyed 711 married adults in the UK to find out whether the wedding night consummation ritual is still a thing or a thing of the past. As they found, yeah, it is kind of a thing of the past. In fact, one in five currently married couples admit that they did not have sex on their wedding night. The number even rose to 32 percent for couples under 40.

The survey found that 60 percent of men say they’ve slept with other partners before they got married, while only 46 percent of women said the same thing. Among those under 40 who were surveyed, 91 percent of them said they had sex before their first marriage. Out of those who said they already had sex, 100 percent of them said they had sex before the wedding night. Overall, it just seems like wedding night sex isn’t such a big deal anymore.

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According to the survey, the biggest reason why couples aren’t having sex on their wedding night is exhaustion. In fact, 48 percent of people said they were just too tired after the wedding. If you’ve ever planned or been in one, you’d know just how exhausting it is. Here are the top reasons why couples didn’t have sex on their wedding night:

1. Too Tired

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Nearly 50 percent of couples said they were too tired to have sex after the wedding.

2. Too Drunk

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About 21 percent cited alcohol as the reason for not having sex.

3. Period Problems

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Not everyone is comfortable with period sex, I guess. For four percent of couples, that time of month was to blame. Other reasons for not having sex include, pregnancy, the couple had an argument, they didn’t go to sleep, or they just simply didn’t feel like it.

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