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Green Saturday is coming – the day of the year that you’re most likely to get lucky – and its three days before Saint Patrick’s Day, on the 14th March.

IllicitEncounters.com, the UK and Ireland’s top married dating site, surveyed 500 people and asked them what day of the year they would most likely sleep with someone. The majority of people (68% – 342) said they would sleep with someone the weekend before Paddy’s Day, beating New Year’s Eve, Stephen’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

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“It doesn’t surprise me that the top day people will have sex this year is the weekend before Paddy’s Day,” Claire Page, spokesperson for IllicitEncounters.com said, “Paddy’s Day is the biggest drinking day of the year, and people are sexually liberated when they’re drunk, so of course Green Saturday will see a lot of people getting lucky! People are usually better at sex after a drink or two. It makes them less tense, reduces their inhibitions and because alcohol is a social lubricant, people are less awkward after a glass or two. Alcohol in moderation actually makes you more attractive too: it increases blood flow and gives you a nice rosy glow. It also increases your confidence!”kiss-me-im-irish-or-drunk-or-whateverLRG

Alcohol abuse costs the state a billion euro a year but Doctor Aoife Murphy explained that alcohol contributes to more people being promiscuous and enjoying the health benefits associated with sex – “People have more sex when they’ve consumed alcohol, particularly with people they’re not in a relationship with. Regular sex has many health benefits – firstly, it improves women’s bladder control. A strong pelvic floor is highly important for avoiding inconsistence, something that affects one in three women at some point in their lives. Sex is like a work out for your pelvic floor. When you have an orgasm, it contracts these muscles, which strengthens them. Sex also lowers systolic blood pressure and it’s a great form of exercise, which is great for weight loss and is good for your heart – as well as raising your heart rate, sex keeps oestrogen and testosterone levels balanced. Sex is also a natural pain reliever, often more powerful than Paracetamol. Vaginal stimulation can block chronic leg and back pain, and I’ve seen many cases where women claim genital stimulation (including self-stimulation) can help migraines, headaches, arthritis and menstrual cramps. It also boots immunity – those who have regular sex have higher levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that helps ward off common cold and flu symptoms.”