75% of people prefer to have sex in dark, here's why

Wanting to have sex in dark is more common than you think. There can be many reasons why your partner likes intimacy in the dark.

Why some people crave sex in dark?
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Why some people crave sex in dark?

Sex is a very intimate act, one that is life-affirming with your partner. Whether you are in a relationship or not, there is a certain understanding of mutual trust both partners possess while participating in the act. But for some people, no amount of trust or understanding is enough to make them want to have sex with the lights one. What exactly might be the reason for this?

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Body insecurity

The natural human body is absolutely perfect the way it is and everyone is beautiful in their own way. However, the pressure to look conventionally attractive is a big one. Many people shy away at the thought of their partner seeing them without clothes just because of impossible beauty standards . They often get self-conscious and are afraid of the judgement they think they would experience.

They might crave sex but they avoid performing the act in a bright room. It might also be an issue that they haven’t been with their partner for a long time. Hence, it requires time, patience and reassurance on their partner’s part to help them feel comfortable and confident.

The right atmosphere

Sex in the dark isn't always a result of a negative issue. Many couples create a dark atmosphere as it amplifies their intimacy and creates a cosy atmosphere. It strengthens the bond of trust that both the partners have in each other. The muted light creates an intimate environment in which both the partners feel at ease and comfortable with each other.

An internet user on Yahoo Life comments:

My favourite light in a hookup situation is morning sunlight. There is no better way to start my day, and there is something very transparent it…Our moods have not yet been affected by the day to come, and our thoughts are mostly instinctual. Whatever nice clothes or makeup from the night before is gone (or at least no longer perfect), and it’s just two people waking up together with the same pure and mutual desire.

A survey involving 2000 people concluded that 75% of people prefer to have sex in a dark room. They believed that the absence of vision makes the experience more sensational and adventurous as they have to rely on other senses because their other senses become hyper-aware of their surroundings.

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