Spotlight: No One Ever Has Sex On A Tuesday…

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What started out as a line of dialogue in writer Tracy Bloom’s latest novel lead to some interesting findings in a survey conducted recently to investigate the nation’s habits on when they have sex and what influences the timing.

When Tracy named her book NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY after a chat-up line used by Ben, one of her lead characters, she enlisted Mustard Research a Manchester based Market Research firm to investigate whether it was true. It turned out that fact did back up the fiction when Tuesday proved to be least popular for some bedroom action with just 2 % of adults in the 3000 strong poll saying they are likely to have sex on that day.

Ben has his own theory on why Tuesday doesn’t work in the bedroom department so Tracy decided to probe deeper to see if Ben was right about the nation’s hang-up over Tuesday’s.

Ben says, “You see Tuesday is such a nothing day. Sunday you have end of the weekend sex. Monday you have – bloody hell I need something to cheer myself up because it’s still the start of the week sex. Wednesday you have maybe post scoring nine goals at football or boring night on the telly sex. Thursday is the new Friday so you go down the pub and have – oh dear aren’t I wild and crazy I’ve had too much to drink on a school night sex. Friday you have – thank Christ another week survived at work sex. And Saturday. Well Saturday is – it’s bloody Saturday I should have sex, sex. But Tuesday you see is tricky. What reason on earth is there to have sex on a Tuesday. You ask everyone. I bet you no-one can remember the last time they had sex on a Tuesday.”

So what did the poll say was wrong with poor old Tuesday’s? Turns out we’re all just too sober! Us Brits clearly need some Dutch courage when it comes to giving each other the come on with 22% saying either themselves or their partners were too sober for sex on a Tuesday. It’s therefore unsurprising that Saturday came out as the most likely day of the week for sex, this being the most popular for a night out or perhaps a naughty night-in with a bottle.

A good night on the telly also proved to be a big distraction from the allure of our partners coming in 2nd place with 17% of the votes. However it is probably of no surprise that twice as many women as men noted that it was housework that was the true passion killer!  It would seem on a Tuesday we are easily distracted from giving our loved one some attention but throw some alcohol into the mix at the weekend and we’re happy to ignore the charms of Ant & Dec or the fact the floor really does need sweeping.

It was the whole issue of exactly when and why people have sex that sparked off the idea for Tracy’s romantic comedy in the first place. Tracy said, “I think it’s really interesting what trigger’s people to either have or indeed decline jumping into bed with someone. Those decisions can lead to such turning points in our lives and yet alcohol appears to be such a key influencer!  My book kicks off with a one-night stand between two childhood sweethearts at a school re-union. Of course there is drink involved and it’s not a Tuesday, besides the fact the pair also both have partners at home. That decision to have sex leads to utter chaos when they meet again eight months later at an antenatal class.”

Interestingly the book has proved popular in countries where you might imagine they are less likely to rely on alcohol to fuel the passion. It was published in Italy last year and is due for release in Brazil at the end of the summer where you might imagine hot blooded Latin lovers would be confused at the suggestion that there might be any day of the week without sex!

NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY is published by Connects Publishing and available on and


About Tracy:

Tracy Bloom started writing when her cruel, heartless husband ripped her away from her dream job shopping for rollercoasters for the UK’s leading theme parks, to live in America with a brand new baby and no mates. In a cunning plan to avoid domestic duties and people who didn’t understand her Derbyshire accent, she wrote NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY. She soon found however that her new American friends took a shine to her British sense of humour and encouraged her to share her words with a wider audience. NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY went on to be successfully published internationally providing Tracy with a new dream job, making people laugh and sometimes cry through her writing.
Back in good old England now (desperately missing drive-through Starbucks, 30- Rock, NPR and people who talk to you in the street without thinking you’re a weido) and cracking on with writing about other people who screw up their lives in a hilarious fashion including a sequel, NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX AFTER A BABY.

NO-ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY has been published in Germany, Italy, Poland, Serbia, and will be released in Brazil this Summer.

Contact Details:

Twitter: @TracyBBloom