A hormone expert, Alisa Vitti has explained the key to satisfying one’s partner sexually and why 3 p.m. is the ideal time for maximum mutual enjoyment of heterosexual sex. Given that hormones have huge implications on one’s sex life, as well as the feelings you experience afterwards, Vitti states that these hormones peak and valley throughout the day, and synchronizing yours with your partner’s could lead you to even more enjoyable sex than ever. Explaining why 3 p.m is the best time to have sex, Vitti in an interview with the DailyMail said that for women, this is when the hormone cortisol peaks, and brings with it energy and alertness. At the same time, men have high levels of oestrogen, which makes them more emotionally present during sex.
According to the author of the hormone guide, ‘WomanCode’, the key to satisfying sex is for partners to find a way to synchronise their libidos. Another good time for sex is early to mid-morning when men’s testosterone—a hormone they produce during sleep—is highest. “Men are more interested in initiating sex during this window and are more capable of a better sexual response,” Vitti says. But 3 p.m may require some organisation, given that most people are at work around that time, reducing the possibility of sneaking off for a quickie. However, on the weekends, you can try planning in sexy times for 3 p.m and then just do it whenever you fancy during the week.
Meanwhile, the sex education debate lingers on in Nigeria as some think it ideal for teenagers while others believe it is immoral. There have been recent concerns raised by some parents who are worried about the way sex education is being taught in schools, while teachers feel it will guide children whose early exposure to technology makes them vulnerable. The agitating debate is a result of some parents’ discovery that a Social Study textbook for junior secondary schools recommends masturbation as a form of sexual abstinence.
The approved textbook titled: “Religion and National Values: Social Studies for Universal Basic Education 7 (JSS1)” identifies masturbation as a measure by which teenagers could avoid pre-marital sex, The Nation reports. Page 50 of the said book which outlines “Ways to give and receive sexual pleasure and develop closeness without sexual intercourse” also mentions kissing, touching, hugging, mutual masturbation, companionship, sharing inmate’s thoughts, feelings, sharing fun, sharing sadness and joy as well as supporting each other. After the public’s attention was alerted to the content of the textbook on social media, many parents, guardians and educationists condemned the book’s position on the matter, describing it as ‘unwholesome and unhealthy’ for teenagers. They also argued that the book’s prescribed means of abstinence were immoral. In reaction, some parents, under the aegis of the Association of Concerned Mothers further staged an awareness protest in Lagos. According to the parents, it is unfair of the government to have introduced a topic such as “Sex and Sexuality Education” without due consultation with parents. They, therefore, called for its holistic appraisal with a view to either abolishing the book outrightly or deleting those aspects considered unhealthy for youngsters.
In a statement, the group threatened to sue the Lagos State government. Convener of the group, Adesuwa Onyenokwe, warned the government not to treat the issue lightly, adding that parents were ready to storm the Office of the Governor in a fierce protest. But the Lagos State Government has since denied the existence of the textbook which encourages immoral activities in its curriculum. According to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. Adesina Odeyemi, though the ministry was aware of the textbook in question, it was not part of books reviewed and approved in the year 2013. He said the government was already collating books from interested publishers for another round of review and approval later in the year. “This book, without prejudice to the intention of the author, and the opinion of its publishers, has not been reviewed, recommended or approved for use in any of the Lagos State public and private secondary schools,” Odeyemi said.
Currently, in the secondary school curriculum, Sex Education topics are treated under Social Studies, Civic Education, and Home Economics.