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How Many People Are Actually Having Sex On Their Wedding Night?

If you think everyone is getting it on, think again. 

Most people assume a couple is having sex on their wedding night. Well, think again. You've seen too many movies. 

It turns out most couples don’t actually knock boots on their big day. According to a survey of 1,000 couples conducted by the lingerie brand Bluebella, over half the people questioned (52%) didn’t end up having sex on their wedding night. But the intention was there. The survey found that almost all of the women questioned (89%) bought special lingerie in anticipation for the after-after party.

The women who answered said the reason for the lack of wedding night sex was that they were either too exhausted from the festivities (most common answer) or too drunk from partying. Being tired, traveling for the honeymoon and waiting for the perfect moment that never came were also factors. 

Men, meanwhile, were simply too drunk or stayed out to drink even more with their friends while the bride went home. 

So if no wedding night sex, when is the first time the couples questioned had sex after tying the knot?

One third of them had sex the morning after the wedding, while one in 10 did it two days after the wedding. Blame the hangover. 

It didn’t make for a mad start to the marriage though—84% of the couples said that when they finally did have sex, it was mind blowing. 

Bluebell founder Emily Bendell, who commissioned the survey, says not to worry if you don't have weding night boom boom. 

"It’s good to see that so many couples are saying 'I don't' to wedding night sex. Couples are under so much pressure these days to have a 'perfect day' that it is refreshing that so many are defying expected norms and doing exactly what they want," she says. "If that means, saving the ‘wedding night’ until they can really enjoy it, then why not?"

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