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Camping improves your sex life

Sex and the great outdoors camping a natural aphrodisiac, according to research by British tent manufacturer OLPRO –

If your sex life needs a bit of a jump start, then a few nights under canvas is just the spark you need, according to research by British tent manufacturer OLPRO – – whose sales have increased 50% since last year.

OLPRO interviewed 500 couples throughout the UK aged between 25 and 50 who camped for a minimum of 3 nights this summer.

OLPRO discovered that, not only did 95% of couples see their love life improve dramatically whilst they were away but that the benefits continued on returning from their holiday.

How often were you and your partner having sex prior to going away?

  • Once a month 47%
  • Once a week 28%
  • Once a year 23%
  • Once a day 2%

Did did you have sex more often whilst you were away?

  • Yes, a lot more often 52%
  • Yes, twice as often 37%
  • No, the same as usual 8%
  • Not at all 3%

Why do you think camping enhances your libido?

  • Fewer distractions 45%
  • Fewer worries 37%
  • Closer proximity 9%
  • Earlier bed time 7%
  • Being in the great outdoors 2%

Where were you camping?

  • Dedicated campsite in the UK 71%
  • Dedicated campsite overseas 22%
  • In the wilderness overseas? 5%
  • In the wilderness in the UK? 2%

Commenting on the findings, psychologist Barbara Bishop said: “Getting out in the great outdoors allows us to leave many of life’s distractions and worries behind. It gives us the opportunity to reconnect with our partners and recharge our relationships in a very meaningful way. We rediscover our primal selves when we’re close to nature but there is also that added frisson of knowing just a thin layer of canvas shields us from the outside world.”

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