When I began writing NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON CHRISTMAS DAY, I assumed it would be highly unusual for anyone to get around to any bedroom action on a day traditionally packed full of family, food and festivities.
But I decided to issue my own poll after midwife Mhairi Maharry, 33, took to social media a few weeks ago to jokingly ask that people abstain from having sex during the season of goodwill in response to the spike in babies born every year in September.
In my poll, shockingly 51% of adults revealed they’d treated themselves to a little extra gift on Christmas Day with their partner. Perhaps even more surprising is that of those that said they had, 48% have young children in the house. Could many of these be a result of Christmas Day sex? Indeed according to statistics between 1995 and 2014, September 26 is the most popular day to give birth with an average of 2,000 deliveries. September 26 falls 39 weeks and two days after Christmas day.
When I wrote my number 1 bestseller NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY I did a similar poll and indeed it did turned out that Tuesday was the least popular day of the week to have sex. When I chose to write a comedy about the chaos of family life around Christmas I never dreamed that sex was on the Christmas gift list for many couples. I wish I’d have asked how on earth they found the time – before or after the brussel sprouts!
NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON CHRISTMAS DAY is released Tuesday 24th October 2017