We finally have an excuse – not that we need one – to unleash our emotional mess on our other halves, as it turns out – he LOVES it.
Blessed are those couple of months that your partner hasn't discovered your inner crazy yet.
But embrace the mood swings as he may dig it, particularly between the sheets.
According to a German study, men prefer getting frisky with women who are emotionally unstable.
A possible explanation for this? An image of a knight on the white horse coming to save the day, springs to mind.
On the other hand, us gals enjoy men who won’t give us our own way. (Sounds about accurate, and a plausible reason for why we fall for f*ck boys…)
Additionally, attention to detail is a big turn on for us ladies, according to the findings of this study.
Lead researcher Julia Velten and her team investigated volunteer’s sex lives, sexual function and their personality.
Research into personality traits and sex is an area that has been neglected, according to the experts.
A thousand people took part in the sexy survey.
The team concluded that "men whose partners had less emotional stability reported better sexual function."
Meanwhile "lower agreeableness of a sexual partner was predictive of better sexual function in women".
The study was published in the Journal Of Sex Research, and the average age of the volunteers were 51, with the majority being in their current relationships for 24 years. – so they know a thing or two about a lifetime of sex.
For the women, topics of sexual desire, arousal, satisfaction and orgasm were examined.
For our male counterparts, it was erectile function, satisfaction, orgasm and desire.
Their findings revealed that men enjoyed sex more with a partner who had similar traits, in particular being easily stimulated.
"In men who are easily aroused by erotic fantasies or visual stimuli, having a partner who responds in a similar way may facilitate sexual function," the researchers explained.
An attentive man is one to keep around, as sex tends to be better with them.
The team said: "men who are thorough and dutiful may feel the need to satisfy their partner sexually, which may in turn lead to better sexual function of their partners".
The German scientists also put to the bed the misconception that being in a long-term relationship means you’re not gonna get your bit.
"This finding implies that a healthy sexual life is possible even in long relationships," the researchers said.
And, remember – consensual, safe sexy time is always the best.