If you’ve seen any rom-com ever, you probably assume that most couples knock some serious boots on their wedding night.
After all, the happy couple just pledged their undying love to each other and had a glass or five of Champagne at their reception, setting the stage for some quality shtuppin’.
But it turns out that most couples actually don’t get busy on their wedding night. According to a survey of 1,000 couples conducted by the lingerie brand Bluebella, 52 percent of people didn’t have sex on their wedding night. That’s kind of a bummer given that nearly 90 percent of women also said they bought special lingerie for the occasion.
Why the wait? Women said they didn’t get down because they were too tired, waiting for the perfect moment, too drunk, or traveling for their honeymoon. (Apparently it’s not hot to spend your first time together as husband and wife joining the Mile High Club).
But men didn’t get it on because they were too drunk or…wanted to keep partying with their friends (#priorities).
When did couples finally get a little action? A third of them got busy the morning after the wedding, while one in 10 held out until 48 hours later. (Check out these safe lubes perfect for your next quickie from the Women’s Health Boutique.)
At least it was worth the wait: 84 percent said that when they finally did have sex, it totally lived up to all their bridal expectations. Happily. Ever. After.