Brits Save On Heating Costs By Having Sex!
November 25, 2018
Winter arrives, which is usually a sign to put the heating on in the house. However, many people are reluctant. We don’t want to waste money on gas when there are so many other methods we might use to warm up.
If you’re cold you do everything possible before you resort to fiddling with the boiler. However, a recent survey has suggested that we will do things we didn’t expect. Some couples will strip off to have sex before they reach for the thermostat!
Saving money on heating
I was born and raised in the north of England, so before I moved I had a good amount of time to get used to the cold. I knew that there were many different steps you would take before you bothered to put the heating on. It was seen as a last resort, something that you only did if you were unable to shift the cold in your bones or you had guests coming round. Heaven forbid your guests are cold!
There was a pattern to the steps that you would take. If you were cold, you’d put on more layers. Still cold? Try a dressing gown and some slippers. If that didn’t work, you could wrap up in a blanket. Still no good? Make yourself a hot cup of tea and a hot water bottle.
If absolutely none of these steps worked and you were still frozen to the bone, then you would be allowed to put the heating on. It was the best way to save money, because you didn’t waste energy when you did not have to.
We’d rather have sex
Now I know that I am not the only one who has this mentality. Throughout the years I have lived with numerous people, and many share my views. It seems that I am not the only one, as a recent survey by Hometree has revealed!
Hometree spoke to a number of British homeowners to discover what it is that they do to try and save on bills when it comes to the cold weather. They wanted their top tactics. Amazingly, 10% mentioned sex. They’d rather have sex with their partner than put the heating on when it gets cold.
Of course, having sex usually requires stripping off. When you are really cold, that isn’t the kind of thing that you want to do. We imagine that many will climb into bed and spend a long time on foreplay before they get naked. Others might choose to have hot and steamy shower sex to really keep themselves warm.
Sex vs. other tactics
However, while sex might prove to be an effective technique, it wasn’t the most popular by far. In fact, it was one of the least popular options given by those surveyed. That might be because sex involved getting naked. When you’re cold, that is the last thing you want to do.
Instead, it seems that there are other techniques we’ll try first. Unsurprisingly, putting on extra layers was the most common at 63%. 39% opted for an early night to get themselves out of the cold. 12% said they’d leave the oven door open when they’d finished cooking, while 8% choose to exercise at home.
Going out in the winter is not fun, as it means braving the cold. However, cars can be a very toasty place to go. I imagine that many may want to get steamy in a car to try and heat themselves up, or maybe go to a hotel where they don’t have to pay for the heating bill!
What do you do?
I’m one of those people who will put on as many layers as I can in an attempt to warm up. There are some times when I give up and put the heating on, but other times I’ll be keen to try and save as much money as I can for other things… like all of the latest sex toys I don’t need but really want.
Sex is another matter. I love sex, this is no secret, but I have less in the winter. It’s too cold to give my partner the proper attention that they deserve! What about you? Do you use sex as a way of heating up when winter sets in?