It all comes down to the size of the bedroom, as is often the case.
However, in this case, the magic figure could be just, ahem two inches.
Wearing shoes with heels at this height could be the secret to boosting a woman’s love life, a study shows – as such footwear stimulates muscles that help a woman to orgasm.
Wearing shoes with heels at this height could be the secret to boosting a woman’s love life, a study shows – as such footwear stimulates muscles that help a woman to orgasm
However, wearing killer heels or more sensible flats does not provide the same benefit.
Scientists came up with the findings after analysing different shoe heights to see which had the most impact on women’s pelvic floor muscles.
These muscles control the sexual function and bladder.
A stronger pelvic floor will increase blood flow during sex, and increase your chances of reaching the heights.
Researchers, from Shanghai’s Fudan University, quizzed 1,263 women on what kind of shoes they wore – from heels of under one inch to more than three inches.
They discovered that two-inch heels work best because, when a woman is standing in them, they tilt her pelvis just enough to make its muscles repeatedly contract – keeping them in good shape.
They had the greatest effect on those who wore them at least eight hours per day.
However, shoes without heels or very high heels did little to stimulate these muscles, according to the study.
The NHS website already recommends daily pelvic floor exercises for women who struggle to orgasm during sex – believed to affect around one in five women in the UK.
Scientists came up with the findings after analysing different shoe heights to see which had the most impact on women’s pelvic floor muscles
And the benefits don’t only end there as two-inch heels were also found to reduce the risk of urinary issues and embarrassing bladder leaks.
In a report on the results, published in the journal Translational Andrology and Urology, researchers said: ‘Problems with pelvic floor muscles can lead to sexual dysfunction, as well as incontinence and pain.
‘But our results showed two-inch heels might help women to train these muscles.’
Many young women prefer wearing heels to make them look ‘taller and more fashionable’.
Researchers warn that heels can lead to falls and other musculoskeletal conditions.